[ UK /mˈe‍ɪdənhˌʊd/ ]
  1. the childhood of a girl
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How To Use maidenhood In A Sentence

  • Most brides wear white to symbolize maidenhood.
  • Educated at home, she has probably travelled some in her maidenhood, living in the confines of family and friends, and yet she has managed to develop her own kind of independence.
  • My great-great aunt Constance was, I believe, some kind of erotomaniac, while her two sisters, Trissie and Elsie, carried their maidenhoods with them to their graves -- and I am only counting among the deceased. Loathed, Lovable and Loopy
  • While most brides today marry in white (which symbolizes maidenhood), the tradition is only as old as the 16th century.
  • Christine also rewrote the stories themselves, challenging the interpretations of contemporary male authors, who held up Lucretia's suicide, for example, as a virtuous defense of honor and maidenhood.
  • His wife, who in her maidenhood was Ms. Grace, was a native of Ireland, and in her girlhood days came to the United States with her parents.
  • Three of the plays deal with young women about to be married but who still enjoy the relative freedom of maidenhood.
  • In the Ovidian version Protea is enabled to change shape by Neptune to whom she appeals as "You who robbed me of my maidenhood, and have your reward."
  • He wanted me to be kept so I could be married to a prince or king with my maidenhood intact.
  • So, you know, I think it's a disservice to talk about the voyeuristic qualities or this business about her maidenhood and that kind of stuff.
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