Effeminacy

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Effeminacy

Blue Boy
Gainsborough painting depicting princely lad with sissyish overtones. [Br. Art.: Misc.]
Fauntleroy, Little Lord
title-inheriting, yellow-curled sissy in velvet. [Am. Lit.: Little Lord Fauntleroy]
Percy
personification of “sissy.” [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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A civil war, indeed, is like the heat of a fever; but a foreign war is like the heat of exercise, and serveth to keep the body in health; for in a slothful peace, both courages will effeminate, and manners corrupt.
"Mugridge, sir," he fawned, his effeminate features running into a greasy smile.
Martin drank on silently, biting out his orders and invitations and awing the barkeeper, an effeminate country youngster with watery blue eyes and hair parted in the middle.
Photos alongside a video of a woman scolding a teacher for caning a schoolgirl for calling him 'Ah qua lao Shi' (effeminate teacher) in the school corridor without reason, had made its rounds on social media.
that he bullied for effeminate You can, of course, reassure him that you love him and fancy him, and that he's everything you want in a guy, which will hopefully help to boost his confidence and self-esteem.
The TV host says he hated his effeminate ways because of the way other gays looked down on camp men.
An Iranian university has fired one of its physics professors because his voice is too high and effeminate.
BLADES OF GLORY 9pm, BBC3 A bad-boy figure skater and his effeminate arch-enemy are banned from the sport after their intense rivalry results in a brawl.
ROB Brydon's "slightly effeminate Bono" Piers Brosnan impression on The Trip To Italy.
Adapted from Guillaume Gallienne's well-received one-man show, "Me, Myself and Mum" offers a playful twist on the typical coming-out narrative, in which an effeminate young man is the last to realize what everyone around him has already decided.