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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE FEMININE

But then, Mrs. Opdyke was an older woman, and of more feminine mould.

I found her softer, more feminine, more sympathetic, than she had been in the hotel.

She had propitiated, ignored, eluded the more feminine amenities of fate.

I discovered that the more feminine the women the greater the effect the wave has on them.

"No one can be more feminine than you are, Dolores," he whispered.

He would have liked Die to be more feminine and more helpless.

It completely got the better of the prejudices of education, and turned all her thoughts to a gentler and more feminine channel.

Countess--Undo his collar a little; that will give a more feminine air.

It is a question which is the more beautiful, this ten-mile long creek with its bold scenery or the softer, more feminine Fal.

You women are different from the women over there—more feminine, perhaps—but you represent something I had forgotten.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "of the female sex," from Old French femenin (12c.) "feminine, female; with feminine qualities, effeminate," from Latin femininus "feminine" (in the grammatical sense at first), from femina "woman, female," literally "she who suckles," from root of felare "to suck, suckle" (see fecund). Sense of "woman-like, proper to or characteristic of women" is recorded from mid-15c.

The interplay of meanings now represented in female, feminine, and effeminate, and the attempt to make them clear and separate, has led to many coinages: feminitude (1878); feminile "feminine" (1640s); feminility "womanliness" (1838); femality (17c., "effeminacy;" 1754 "female nature"). Also feminality (1640s, "quality or state of being female"), from rare adjective feminal (late 14c.), from Old French feminal. And femineity "quality or state of being feminine," from Latin femineus "of a woman, pertaining to a woman."

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