Phrases with "females"

Virginia Woolf Why are not females permitted to study physics, divinity, astronomy, etc. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

This abomination has unquestionably been occasioned by the coarse-minded custom which sends alternate groups of males and females into the room. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Bronislaw Malinowski But as Mr. Thomas justly pointed out, the exchange of females may be conceived also in the light of a certain family giving up its rights to a female, and receiving another one in exchange. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Edgar Rice Burroughs As the light in the amphitheater increased the females augmented the frequency and force of their blows until presently a wild, rhythmic din pervaded the great jungle for miles in every direction. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Anthony Trollope The Massachusetts Mills, when at full work, employ 1300 females and 400 males, and turn out 540,000 yards of calico per week. North America by Anthony Trollope

Henry Fielding Be it known then that the great Alma Mater, Nature, is of all other females the most obstinate, and tenacious of her purpose. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Charlotte Perkins Gilman We were now well used to seeing women not as females but as people; people of all sorts, doing every kind of work. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Elgin society, shaping itself, I suppose, to ultimate increase and prosperity, had this peculiarity, that the females of a family, in general acceptance, were apt to lag far behind the males. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Sinclair Lewis I assure you that it is full of the most admirable advice to females to be thrifty, industrious, chaste, and SILENT. One of the most useful books to husbands. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Ladies are rarely seen there, and by far the larger proportion of females deem it an offence against religion to witness the representation of a play. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Jules Verne The females provided Mrs Joliffe with plenty of milk for her daily culinary needs. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

He went over and then discovered it was in fact two females and a child, all three attenuated by famine and apparently dead. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Anthony Trollope The females of a family such as ours, unless they marry, are very insignificant in the world. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Walter Scott The females who were arranging the corpse of the slaughtered man hurried from their melancholy labour to look after her tall figure as it glided away among the cliffs. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

It opened into the house, where the females were already astir. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Baldwin Spencer There are distinct sub-class names for males and females and intermarrying sub-classes such as Uanai and Urella are spoken of as being Tjimuri or mates. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

D. H. Lawrence All you white females raging for further freedom. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Sir Walter Scott I see two females in the old garden-house yonder — but how to address them? Stay — Will Shakespeare, be my friend in need. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

What the gentlemen of Philadelphia do with themselves on a Sunday, I will not pretend to guess, but the prodigious majority of females in the churches is very remarkable. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

For all the females in the house, from high to low, were taken with the appearance of the young foreigner. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Sinclair Lewis She was more likely to be eloquent about males who praised her than about females who didn’t, and far more likely to be seen with them. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Bronislaw Malinowski We have such statements already in our collection, and it seems that wherever there was no exchange of females the girl’s family received some compensation for her in another form. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Sir Walter Scott Two females of this description were, at the time we mention, assisting, or impeding, Mrs. Mailsetter in her official duty. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Francis Bacon Again, the scrotum in males and the matrix in females are conformable instances. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

George Borrow I tell you confidently that our popish females would make a saint, nay a God of you; they are fools enough for anything. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Eight pairs,—of sheep two, and of goats two; say, ‘Are the two males unlawful, or the two females, or what the wombs of the two females contain? inform me with knowledge if ye tell the truth. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Edward Jenner I have inoculated a great number of females in that situation, and never observed their cases to differ in any respect from those of my other patients. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

He had a very good practice, and plenty of money, which he had amassed by invariably humouring the worst fancies of all the females of all the families he had ever been introduced into. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Olive Schreiner These females underlay their society as the solid and deeply buried foundations underlay the more visible and ornate portions of a great temple, making its structure and persistence possible. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

Thomas Hardy I must put one there — one that it will be good for dangerous young females like yerself to heed. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Nay, I shall propose to thee to stay forty-eight hours there, while I kiss my mother and sisters, and the females generally, and on go you and I together to the sea. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

The truth is, respectable Moorish females detest this system of domestic slavery, and wish to see it abolished, notwithstanding that they are bred in it, and are themselves little better than slaves. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Edgar Rice Burroughs He saw the females and the young scamper to the safety of the trees. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

George Gissing You see, Mr. Lashmar, we females of the human species are complex. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Such females as happen to be near “obey this saltatory summons,” and when they approach he trails his wings and spreads his tail like a turkey-cock. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Jules Verne Even females with young and their little ones did not escape. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

George Borrow The Basque females differ widely in character from the men; they are quick and vivacious, and have in general much more talent. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Walter Scott Two females of the lower rank cast their eyes on the sleeper. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Bronislaw Malinowski Sometimes exchange of females took place at large tribal gatherings. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

He had an evil reputation that preceded him here, and in consequence the females fell for him at once. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Three species are not uncommon in the forest around Santo Domingo. In all of them the females are dull brown or slaty black on the back and neck, these parts being beautiful bronze green in the males. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman That turbid freshet of an Englishman, Wells, who did so much to stir his generation, said ‘I am wholly feminist’—and he was I He saw women only as females and wanted them endowed as such. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Bronislaw Malinowski In the first place let us remark that the two forms—exchange of females and exchange of gifts or duties for a female—seem to be localized in different areas. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Three dozen virtuous females of the first layer were proclaiming their fitness, if not their specific willingness, to bear children unto three dozen millionaires. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle The females and young ones huddled together beside the water, while the whole circle of sentinels rose one after the other and sailed off into the sky. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

H. G. Wells Maybe the world is made up not of males and females but of rakes and — serious people who play for keeps. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

The females are superior in intelligence to the males, and the adult female will scratch the surface of an ant bed if the supply ceases. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Tobias Smolle The German was soon apprised of his wife’s frailty, and considered the two females of his house as a couple of devils incarnate, sent from hell to exercise his patience. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

H. G. Wells They’re just mere females and Catholics, these Italian women, and that’s all there is to it. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Walter Scott But two had riding furniture for the use of females — the one being accoutred with a side-saddle, the other with a pillion attached to the saddle. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

William Makepeace Thackeray The females ranged themselves round their mistress, as she squatted down opposite to me. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Henry Fielding Which term we shall, to avoid offence, use on this occasion, though indeed both the mistress and maid uttered the above-mentioned b — a word extremely disgustful to females of the lower sort. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Bronislaw Malinowski Now it appears to me that exchange of females was a kind of marriage by purchase. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Maria Edgeworth Amongst females who have been imprudent, there are many things to be considered which ought to recommend them to mercy. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

The females and eunuchs uttered shrill wailings at the sight of the precipices below them, and the dreary prospects that opened in the vast gorges of the mountains. The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford

John Lewis Burckhard All the governors are thus married to females in almost every considerable village; Hosseyn Kashef has above forty sons of whom twenty are married in the same manner. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Bronislaw Malinowski I quote a phrase from the table of contents: “The most ancient system in which the idea of blood relationship was embodied was a system of kinship through females only. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Anthony Trollope But with unprotected females such ideas have to pass away very fleetly. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

Washington Irving While strolling one day in these gardens, he met three females of the family of a respectable tradesman to whom he was under some obligation. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

D. H. Lawrence Then the man who had died said to his young cock: “Thou at least hast found thy kingdom, and the females to thy body. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

Nathaniel Hawthorne Fanshawe was not long in deciding that death was within the cottage, and that these aged females were of the class who love the house of mourning, because to them it is a house of feasting. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Tobias Smolle He found her untainted by that giddiness, vanity, and affectation, which distinguish the fashionable females of the present age. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Robert Louis Stevenson Yes, dear fellow, I have drunk a bitter cup; the speech of females is remarkable for . The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walter Scott At length a small door, which led from the bottom of the tower to the court, was unclosed, and three females came forth attended by a man wrapped in a cloak. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The females withdrew out of ear-shot to give place to a more legitimate comforter than themselves. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

John Lewis Burckhard Slaves are not so numerous here as at Mekka; many, however, from Abyssinia are found here, and some females are settled, as married women. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

It had a personality of its own, clean-cut and secure, like a high-born old dame among the females of profiteers. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The females and young squatted in a thin line at the outer periphery of the circle, while just in front of them ranged the adult males. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Bronislaw Malinowski These obligations and the widespread custom of exchange of females appear to be a rudimentary form of marriage by purchase. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

George Gissing There should be no such thing as a class of females vulgarized by the necessity of finding daily amusement. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Sir Walter Scott The females of the gang — for there were four or five women amongst these contraband traders — received us with a sort of rude courtesy. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

G. K. Chesterton My feelings towards the intrusive females were those of Jim Hawkins; much what he would have felt if a fashionable lady had dissuaded Squire Trelawney from going to sea. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Henry Handel Richardson This had happened several years ago, but each party was still fertile in planning annoyances for the other, and the females did not bow when they met. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Sir Walter Scott Annot Lyle, as was not unusual for females in the Highlands, was possessed of a slight degree of medical and even surgical skill. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

John Lewis Burckhard In Soudan it is rare that male slaves are emancipated (Maatoug ﻕﻮﺘﻌﻣ), but we find many females who have obtained their liberty. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Impertinent schools, With musty dull rules Have reading to females deny’d; So papists refuse The BIBLE to use, Lest flocks should be wise as their guide. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

George Meredith Let us hope and pray he will not insult the hearing of females again. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

We met baggage waggons, and many females of high and low rank returning to Fairy or Kishan, there to wait the issue of the expected day. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Hoop’s fair got his eye on all the females here. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Washington Irving These poor shivering females have once seen happier days, and been flattered into beauty. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Tobias Smolle In vain did all the females of the family propose to him young Fathom, as a pattern and reproach. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

H. G. Wells Some of them — the pioneers in this, I noticed with some surprise, were all femalesbegan to disregard the injunction of decency, deliberately for the most part. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Bronislaw Malinowski The family disposes of the female and benefits thereby; the disposal is effected in infancy, so it appears that the majority of females are always allotted. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

James Joyce And even scraping up the earth at night with a lantern like that case I read of to get at fresh buried females or even putrefied with running gravesores. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Rudyard Kipling At the end of his story there would certainly be a solemn walk round the fire to let the females admire him and the young bloods be impressed with him. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Baldwin Spencer The average of ten adult females was 156. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Freed from his keepers, thus, with broken reins, The wanton courser prances o’er the plains, Or in the pride of youth o’erleaps the mounds, And snuffs the females in forbidden grounds. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

No care destroy’d, no sick disorder prey’d, No bending age his sprightly form decay’d, No wars were known, no females heard to rage, And poets tell us, ’twas a golden age. The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell by with an introduction by George Gilfillan [1855]

Anthony Trollope They were a family of which the males would surely come to be deans and admirals, and the females would certainly find husbands. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

John Lewis Burckhard Besides his wives, he kept about two dozen of Abyssinian slaves, and double that number of females to attend upon them and to nurse his children. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Ford Madox Ford The females sat on the nest through obstinate attachment to their eggs; the males obstinately soared above the nests in order to pour out abuse at ‘other male skylarks in the vicinity. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

There are three sexes; males, females and girls. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

It was the females from whom all the outcry came. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

John Lewis Burckhard The former consist principally of females of the Gala nations, and of a few Amaaras. Upon the whole, the number of Abyssinians sent to the northward by Shendy is small. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Western Europe, so far as I recollect it, contains an exceptionally large number of females who lack those virtues. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Anthony Trollope Among these duties, the chiefest of them incumbent on females was that of so restraining their affections that they should never damage the good cause by leaving it. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

John Lewis Burckhard In the evening all the females quitted the huts to join in the Mesámer, in which I also participated, and we kept it up till long after mid­night. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

What! has your Lord chosen to give you sons, and shall He take for Himself females from among the angels? verily, ye are speaking a mighty speech. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Bronislaw Malinowski Young females monopolized by old men. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

No doubt elderly females admonished him for neglecting his opportunities, and small wits buzzed about him as they have about many another under similar conditions. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Bronislaw Malinowski But possibly exchange of females was also a cause of the amelioration of the woman’s lot. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

He told simply scores of people to back Whiskers and there are whole bevies of Church females now counting up their cash. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Edith Wharton Oh, you sons of females I wouldn’t soil my lips by naming! Well, back you go to hunt it up, that’s all. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Henry Handel Richardson And when at daybreak he had fallen into a deeper sleep, he was either reviewing outrageous females on Purdy’s behalf, or accepting wagers to kiss them. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

But on some topics females can flash communication to female like lightning, or thought itself. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Bronislaw Malinowski Neither he nor she had a choice; she belonged to him by the title of obligation; he had no choice, for all the other females were already distributed. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle The males have very short hair, and the females have rather long, straight hair. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

There were eight males including me, and the rest were females of every age from flappers to grandmothers. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

T. H. Huxley Both males and females of this smaller species are distinguishable, according to Mr. Wallace, by the comparatively large size of the middle incisors of the upper jaw. Essays by T. H. Huxley

George Meredith Those low-born females are so horribly indelicate. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Males and fertile females of the slave species (F. fusca) are found only in their own proper communities, and have never been observed in the nests of F. sanguinea. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Bronislaw Malinowski On the other hand, in the Central and Northern area, exchange of females seems not to take place. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Bronislaw Malinowski Again among the Kurnai, where exchange of females happened very seldom, there were duties of supplying the parents-in-law with game (compare below, pp. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

H. G. Wells The females were less numerous than the males, and liable to much furtive persecution in spite of the monogamy the Law enjoined. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Walter Scott One more acquainted with human nature than the inexperienced page, might have found amusement in comparing the different kinds of fanaticisms which these two females exhibited. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

T. H. Huxley His preparation consists in attending the females and young ones, by whom he is usually accompanied, to a little distance. Essays by T. H. Huxley

George Gissing We females with minds have a way of doing that. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

George Gissing He cared nothing for boyish games and companionship; in the society of strangers especially of females — he behaved with an excessive shyness which was easily mistaken for a surly temper. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Many converts are attracted by the prospect of becoming wives, especially from places like Clifton, near Bristol, where there are 64 females to 36 males. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Henry Fielding She was genteel and well drest, and did not in the least resemble those females whom Mr. Booth had hitherto seen. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Nathaniel Hawthorne Foremost scampers a rabble of boys, behind whom moves a dense and dark phalanx of grown men, and lastly a crowd of females with young children and a few scattered husbands. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Ford Madox Ford And if a fellow chooses to justify his seductions of uninteresting and viewy young females along the lines of freedom and the rights of man, it’s relatively respectable. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Sir Walter Scott In this terrible species of war, even the females and the helpless do not always escape. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]