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Sunday, May 09, 2010

muliebrity

\myoo-lee-EB-ri-tee\ , noun;
1.
The state of being a woman.
Quotes:
She was one of those women who was waiting in —what is the word?—muliebrity; She had courage and initiative and a philosophical way of handling questions, and she could be bored by regular work like a man.
-- H.G. Wells, The New Machiavelli
Lagerfeld's strongly conceived and modern designs throughout his incumbency ne'er compromised the supple muliebrity for which Chlo was renowned.
-- Leo Bonworth, Leo's Spaces blog
Origin:
Muliebrity comes from Latin muliebris, "womanly", in contrast to maidenhood.
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