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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MANHOOD

He has the soul of a merchant tailor, actually, but not the tailor's manhood.

You were changing from boyhood into manhood, and you were changing without any authority over you.

Was it an instinct, she wondered—a reminder that there was in them material for manhood?

Being taken for a man, brought him back his manhood for a moment.

In this teaching, and marvelling ever at its beauty, Edward grew to manhood.

So Claus grew to manhood, increasing each day in knowledge and in wisdom.

The infancy of youth, the youth of manhood, the entire past of age.

By donning it again he would at least wear mourning for his manhood.

He was put apprentice to a carpenter, and worked at that trade until he arrived at manhood.

He had never felt his manhood so vigorous, nor his hopes so high.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "state of being human," from man (n.) + -hood. Meanings "state of being an adult male," also "manliness," are from late 14c. Similar words in Old English were less explicitly masculine; cf. manscipe "humanity, courtesy," literally "man-ship;" mennisclicnes "state of man, humanity, humaneness, human nature." The more "manly" word was werhad "male sex, virility, manhood" (see first element in werewolf).

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