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The Macedonians, on the other hand, regarded their southern neighbors as being effete and soft.
THE MIGHTY ANCIENT MACEDONIAN ARMY OF ALEXANDER THE GREATDATTATREYA MANDALAUGUST 4, 2022REALM OF HISTORY
There, a young research student, Helen Lyle, encounters graffiti warning of the Candyman, digs into the lore surrounding him, and discovers a sophisticated, effete serial killer.
HOW AN UNSOLVED MURDER AND A PUBLIC HOUSING CRISIS LED TO CANDYMANAJA ROMANOAUGUST 27, 2021VOX
Tarantino says, “The days are gone” of Diego “pretending to be effete.”
ZORRO AT 100: WHY THE ORIGINAL SWASHBUCKLER IS STILL THE QUINTESSENTIAL AMERICAN ACTION HEROMICHAEL SRAGOWJANUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The taint was too inveterate to be eradicated; the evil was immedicable; Rome was already effete and moribund.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
Would those silly men, those servile votaries of fortune, those effete courtiers, have said this a week ago?
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
Many chemical substances can be combined with water to cleanse these effete productions from the skin.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, VOL. XV., NO. 388, JUNE 9, 1883VARIOUS
The crocodile of America, superior in every detail to the crocodile of the effete monarchies of the Old World.
THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARYAMBROSE BIERCE
The Terms had adopted mankind's culture, they had no further need of their effete native customs.
EXPLOITER'S ENDJAMES CAUSEY
I tell you, Grant, I'm not surprised any more that you Easterners get effete and worthless.
THE FASHIONABLE ADVENTURES OF JOSHUA CRAIGDAVID GRAHAM PHILLIPS
The Negroes suffered from the touch of the moral contagion of this effete matter driven out of European society.
HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA FROM 1619 TO 1880. VOL 1GEORGE W. WILLIAMS
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