Hedda is a woman who wishes to thrust aside all womanish ways.
Ivanushka, sipping out of her saucer, looked with sly womanish eyes from under her brows at the young men.
Though she concealed from him her intention of keeping him under her wing, Petya guessed her designs, and instinctively fearing that he might give way to emotion when with her--might "become womanish" as he termed it to himself--he treated her coldly, avoided her, and during his stay in Moscow attached himself exclusively to Natasha for whom he had always had a particularly brotherly tenderness, almost lover-like.
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