That admiration for an empire of more than two hundred millions of men, where not one had the right to call himself free; that effeminate philosophy which has more praise for luxury and pleasures than for all the virtues; that style always elegant and never energetic, reveal at the most the elector of Hanover's slave."
The silken textures which at first found their way to Rome were necessarily of enormous cost, and their use by men was deemed a piece of effeminate luxury.
The Parthian magnates, on the other hand, with the army, would have little to do with Greek culture and Greek modes of life, which they contemptuously regarded as effeminate and unmanly.
Surrounded by his mignons, he scandalized the people by his effeminate manners.
About a year before his death, he is described by Sanson,2 a missionary from the French king Louis XIV., as tall, strong and active, a fine princea little too effeminate for a monarch, with a Roman nose very well proportioned to other parts, very large blue eyes, and a midling mouth, a beard painted black, shavd round, and well turnd, even to his ears.
Once again he was doing something that might be considered effeminate in another man, and yet he looked totally masculine.
When the Romans became masters of the world, many of their upper classes, both before the close of the republic and under the empire, from a love of Greek manners and literature or from indolent and effeminate habits, resorted to Neapolis, either for the education and the cultivation of gymnastic exercises or for the enjoyment of music and of a soft and luxurious climate.
One of the figures, a barbarian captive, effeminate like those which appear on Roman triumphal arches, is practically intact.
He was naturally compassionate towards objects in distress even to an effeminate measure; though God had made him a heart wherein was left little room for fear,.
122) point the contrast between their simple life and the effeminate nations of the civilized countries of Asia.
p. 656) attributes its bad reputation to the attempt of the inhabitants of the country to find some excuse for the demoralization caused by their own luxurious and effeminate habits of life.
His hair is abundant, black, lank and coarse, but the beard is scanty, and usually plucked out, which gives him an effeminate appearance.
88), who describes him as "of sleepless vigilance in critical emergencies, far-seeing and knowing how to act, but in his relaxation from business more luxurious and effeminate than a woman."
George, a pink effeminate hippo, who was shy and seemed to be too happy.
to take his kingship in earnest, thinking to cure him by war of his effeminate passions; and, in the spring of 1744, the kings grave illness at Metz gave a momentary hope of reconciliation between him and the deserted queen.
He was the most effeminate and corrupt of a line of effeminate princes; hence Arbaces, satrap of Media, rebelled and, with the help of Belesys, the Babylonian priest, besieged Nineveh.
effeminate in appearance.
effeminate man he was.
effeminate spoiled boy.
Many women prefer the handsome middle aged man he is today, to the young, slightly effeminate man he was.
The national service tailor in our wing tailor shop had a rather effeminate manner.
I must admit that to my eye ' John ' does look very effeminate.
In his human form, Tarou wears a scaled vest and bracers and earrings, and is extremely effeminate in appearance.
In the past this has made Alex wonder whether he seems effeminate to black men or just to Marvin in particular.
Or how my grandfather used to swim effeminate little one-armed laps until he got tired.
Frederick William, seeing his son apparently absorbed in frivolous and effeminate amusements, gradually conceived for him an intense ., dislike, which had its share in causing him to break off the negotiations for a double marriage between the prince of Wales and Wilhelmina, and the princess Amelia, daughter of George II., and Frederick; for Frederick had been so indiscreet as to carry on a separate correspondence with the English court and to vow that he would marry Amelia or no one.
He adopted what to undergraduates appeared the effeminate pose of casting scorn on manly sports, wearing his hair long, decorating his rooms with peacock's feathers, lilies, sunflowers, blue china and other objets d'art, which he declared his desire to "live up to," affecting a lackadaisical manner, and professing intense emotions on the subject of "art for art's sake" - then a new-fangled doctrine which J.
The death of the duke of Anjou after his mad endeavour to establish himself in the Netherlands (1584), and the accession Union of Henry of Navarre, heir to the effeminate Henry III., between reversed the situations of the two parties: the Prothe Guises testants again became supporters of the principle of d, ,,, heredity and divine right; the Catholics appealed P to right of election and the sovereignty of the people.
Because of the color's darker hue and less effeminate tints, it is also favored for men's engagement rings.
Nightgowns for men don't have to be effeminate or sissy, either—they can be practical and warm for layering in extreme conditions.
In all his life nothing became him so well as his manner of leaving it; but the fortitude he then showed, even if it was not merely the courage of despair, cannot blind us to the fact that he was little better than a reckless and vicious spendthrift, who was not the less dangerous because his fiercer passions were concealed beneath an affectation of effeminate dandyism.
The bronze features were smooth and perfectly formed - almost too perfect, and yet, not effeminate.
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