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effete

(of animals or plants) no longer capable of reproduction
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There are nations not blinded to Science, not given over hand and foot to effete snobocracies and Degenerate Decadents.
Is it that they shall themselves become tyrants over the very men who have given them shelter, and that a state of terrorism and lawlessness should be established under the very shadow of the sacred folds of the starry Flag of Freedom which would raise horror in our minds if we read of it as existing under the most effete monarchy of the East?
You are the great Western Barbarian, stepping forth in his innocence and might, gazing a while at this poor effete Old World and then swooping down on it."
Men and women who ran numbers and picked pockets shattered generations-old stereotypes of Jews as effete intellectuals.
The resulting condition is known to totally debilitate legislatures by destroying conscience and courage, making those affected effete, disorganised and easily dominated by any alien organism.
Whitehall is to play the brother of Blunt's character, and according to a report in the Sun , "he is playing a gay man -- one who is hugely effete, very camp and very funny".
Imran loathes Trump but it is "hard not to compare the two", the journalist wrote, adding: "Khan, like Trump, emerged from the moneyed elite, riding high on a personality cult, purporting to be the voice of every forgotten man, railing against effete liberals and the corruption and nepotism of the political class.
Imran loathes Trump but it is 'hard not to compare the two', the journalist wrote, adding: 'Khan, like Trump, emerged from the moneyed elite, riding high on a personality cult, purporting to be the voice of every forgotten man, railing against effete liberals and the corruption and nepotism of the political class.
Doesn't Orbos listen to the radio, watch TV or read the Inquirer to feel the pulse of the public about how effete the MMDA has been by and large perceived to be for the longest time?
The meeting has stressed the need for the integration of the roles and for mobilizing resources and improving coordination and effete partnership with the organizations operating in the Red Sea Area.
THERE is a theory that great civilisations grow because their people are willing to undergo great deprivation, suffering and hardship and then collapse because future generations grow effete as they enjoy the comforts that their forebears' endurance helped to establish.