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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNMANNING

These constant proofs of the love in which he was held was unmanning him.

The sight of them was unmanning the Barbarians; they were an embarrassment and a peril.

Such an extraordinary effect in unmanning me it had that I ran weeping silently as a child might do.

I had endured it for almost a month, and would suffer its unmanning horrors no more.

He was alone now, face to face with his fate, and free from any unmanning influence or depressing considerations.

I feel that I am becoming unmanned, and that I am unmanning you also; I ask your pardon.

It was so soothing at the same time that it was unmanning, as now he could see, making of him a child again.

Hopeless maladies, horrible surgical operations, far from unmanning him, did not even discompose him.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "to deprive of the attributes of a human being," from un- (2) + verbal derivative of man (n.). Meaning "to deprive of manly courage" is attested from c.1600; that of "to emasculate" is from 1680s.

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