unmanliness

[ uhn-man-lee ]SEE DEFINITION OF unmanliness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNMANLINESS

Whatever may be my vanity, or self-seeking, or unmanliness if you will, is not what I say God's truth?

He had brought it all on himself, he knew, by his unmanliness.

This is faint-heartedness and cowardice, ignobleness and unmanliness.

Indeed, in that sensitiveness of mine you have the starting-point of my unmanliness.

But to-day I taunted my soul with its unmanliness till it rose in rebellion against me.

Another might have scorned his unmanliness, or rejoiced with malignant triumph over the disgrace of the enemy of all the good.

The early Christian writers characterized Pilate with a single term (ἀνανδρία), "unmanliness."

With an expletive upon my unmanliness, I touched the nag with my heel, and whistled encouragingly.

He turned, with some recovery of self-possession, as one who shakes free of any unmanliness.

He rose uncomforted, however, and stood beneath the beech, where Jamie Soutar had once lashed him for his unmanliness.

WORD ORIGIN

"degrading to a human," late 15c. (cf. Middle Dutch onmamlijc, German unmännlich); see unman + -ly (1).

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