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1. an adult female human being
2. women collectively; womankind


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Women generally represent intuition, creativity, nurturing, and love. At times they can also represent the negative attributes which are given to women and include physical and emotional weakness, gossip, martyrdom, passivity, moodiness, temptation, and guilt. The content of the dream is to be considered, as well as the emotional tone. If the dream is sexual in nature, look up sex. If the woman in your dream was a stranger and you are a man, she could be symbolic of your feminine side or your attitude about women. If you are a woman, this stranger may be symbolic of different parts of your character or personality. Carl Jung believed that the unknown woman in a man’s dream is the anima. It is the “personification of the animated psychic atmosphere; the autonomous activity of the unconscious.” Thus, when you meet an unknown woman in your dreams, pay close attention to what she is saying and doing. It is Carl Jung who suggested that women in dreams represent our collective unconscious and men collective consciousness. Thus, the woman is that force or current inside of you that nudges you on and inspires you. It is your intuition and the knowledge that in not necessarily attached to words. Men, on the other hand, represent the active part that uses the information received to create the physical reality of our lives. When the two are working together well we have balance and experience awareness that leads to peace and productivity.
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She noticed how young she was and full of the promise of womanhood. The sight made her so uneasy that she fidgeted the cups upon their saucers.
In conclusion, Wagner envisions new womanhood in the era of modernity, centering on Christian piety as its essential and universal element.
For we define much of our womanhood through our reproductive organs, not only on a physiological basis, for example, our ovaries produce estrogen, but also in an emotional way, particularly when it comes to our womb.
Historian Jan Roberts and Curator of Photographs at the Mitchell Library, Alan Davies, needed to identify the ladies gathered for a 1891 photograph of members of the Womanhood Suffrage League.
Between this ghost of boardwalks past and the comfy mess of the Mamas, Craft posits a wise child's horror at the exaggerated options of womanhood as either sterility or fertility, anxiety or sloth.
Two new books take on the age-old myths that have shaped our ideals of womanhood. Both books craft feminist history with the tools of irony and humor.
Although A Book without a Title has received little sympathetic scholarly consideration, it deserves attention for its importance to women's history and labor literature, particularly for its representation of working-class true womanhood. (2) The text also includes early treatment of marital discord, wife abuse, and feminism.
In creating the sonnet and devoting its subject matter to Laura, an idealized and remote portrait of womanhood, Petrarch secularizes the reading strategy of Augustine, but still reads flesh allegorically as a figure of the spirit.
Long); "Black Womanhood: 'Essence' and Its Treatment of Stereotypical Images of Black Women" (Jennifer Bailey Woodard and Teresa Mastin); "Still Photographs of Female Athletes Featured in 'Sports Illustrated' Versus 'Sports Illustrated for Women'" (Lauren A.
The volume of thirteen essays is divided into six major sections--Storytelling Methods and Interpretations; Patriarchal and Colonizing Translations; Reading with and from Non-Academic Readers; Womanhood and Womanist Methods; The Divination Method of Interpretation; and In Response.
I refuse to deny the unique, natural gift of womanhood for the sake of a collective chant.
If the Chinese sages had it right, there's something about womanhood and its yin energy that embraces inwardness, acceptance, inner strength, compassion, joy.