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opposite sex

noun
1.
the opposite sex, women in relation to men or men in relation to women
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  • This is a crying evil: a bad state of things; and in regretting it, we must not lay the blame wholly on the opposite sex.

    A Book For The Young Sarah French
  • She was not at all used to impertinence from the opposite sex.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary Jerome K. Jerome
  • It will draw the opposite sex to you, where that person is of the intellectual type.

  • Such things have happened, especially when persons of the opposite sex are about.

    A Pessimist Robert Timsol
  • But to suppose that such is the ideal of the opposite sex is a profound mistake.

    Woman and Womanhood C. W. Saleeby

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