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womankind

[woo m-uh n-kahynd] /ˈwʊm ənˌkaɪnd/
noun
1.
women, as distinguished from men; the female sex.
Origin of womankind
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see woman, kind2
Can be confused
humankind, mankind, womankind.
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  • And the conversation, thus re-established, developed on the same lines until the vanishing-point of the army of womankind.

    It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan
  • For she was wise and shrewd—of that pure leaven of womankind which leaveneth all the rest.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • As for the fair Birdalone, her pleasure in fine stuffs and rich embroideries is unsurpassed in the annals of womankind.

    William Morris Elizabeth Luther Cary
  • But his knowledge of womankind warned him that he must not be too hasty.

  • Having thus rendered himself attractive to womankind, he turns his attention to the girl whom he particularly desires to win.

  • I cannot give her any other epithet; for I think her superior to all womankind.'

    Art in England Dutton Cook
  • But womankind has never been encouraged to adopt the policy of the greatest good to the greatest number.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • What we have to do is to consider work for women as a whole, with all that it involves for womankind.

    The Arena Various
  • But Bertha, not a bad sample of womankind, had made a vow she would only marry that man who would work her father's press.

    The Antiquary, Complete Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for womankind

womankind

/ˈwʊmənˌkaɪnd/
noun
1.
the female members of the human race; women collectively
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