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Definition of Ladyish
1. somewhat ladylike [adj]
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Literary usage of Ladyish
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Rudimentary Architecture for the Use of Beginners and Students: The Orders by William Henry Leeds (1852)
"Leaving all such suppositions to those anile and, a-nous, very old-ladyish ... very young-ladyish persons who have a taste for them, we will be satisfied ..."
2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1890)
"... full of vanity and silliness, with a notion that she was behaving in a very young ladyish style, and attracting the admiration of everybody about her; ..."
3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1862)
"... this form of old-ladyish affection ought to be discouraged. But when it once bets in, it is the most inveterate of all. ..."
4. The Yellow Book by Fraser Harrison (1894)
"I picked out the prettiest young ladyish-looking mouse in my collection, cut off her moustaches, adopted her as my especial pet, and called her by the name ..."
5. Hours in a Library by Leslie Stephen (1904)
"The most striking thing about them is that they are young-ladyish. Here and there a passage revealing the writer's literary power shines through the more ..."