manliness

[ UK /mˈænlinəs/ ]
NOUN
  1. the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male
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How To Use manliness In A Sentence

  • 'Let it be _virtuous_ to be _obstinate_,' let there be no better principle of that identity which we insist on in men, that firmness which we call manliness, and the cherished _wrong_ is honour. The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded
  • Rugged outdoor numbers are the most doable - comfortable and relaxed, they exude confident manliness.
  • I lived with and was educated by a good priest, one not wanting in manliness and energy, but who often deplored the system of duelling, which is as strong with us as it is here, and denounced it as a relic of barbarism, and, at any rate, never to be put in use on account of a heated quarrel over wine, but only if some deadly injury had been inflicted, and even then better left alone. In the Irish Brigade A Tale of War in Flanders and Spain
  • It's partly a kneejerk reaction to rocketing fuel bills and a desire to live sustainably, partly a return to manliness. Times, Sunday Times
  • The desert nomad has seemed the paragon of manliness. Times, Sunday Times
  • Your collective manliness is amazing to behold and feared by all. Obama: U.S. not giving Israel green light to attack Iran
  • Independent man now wants a clingy woman to endorse his manliness and confirm his desirability in front of his mates.
  • Those of you worried about your manliness cred should leave your concerns at the door.
  • The emphasis on manliness was perhaps more than a reflection of the status quo; it might have been an active attempt to entrench certain roles.
  • On the contrary, creditable mention is made of the fact that she did instruct him, and that through that instruction he was made useful to the world; and all this upon the authority of inspiration, without one word of censure as to her unwomanliness.
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