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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VIRGINAL

Queen Elizabeth's virginal is still preserved at Worcestershire.

There are several explanations as to why the virginal was so called.

She had a virginal shape, and liked her clothes to cling about her knees.

It was an exquisite morning, too virginal for June, too richly warm for May.

She stood gazing at the firelit faces, the virginal half-smile on her lips.

Temple Bells looks and acts sweet and innocent and virginal.

She came in a soft, white gown that clung to her virginal figure.

A more noble, beautiful, virginal head it would be impossible to imagine.

All her virginal dreams clustered there like doves quivering for flight.

In my virginal innocence I replied that one rhyme had amused me.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French virginal or directly from Latin virginalis, from virgin (see virgin). The keyed musical instrument so called from 1520s, but the reason is obscure (see virginals).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR VIRGINAL

celibate

adjectiveabstaining from sexual activity
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