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fair sex

Girls or women, as in Many women would object to being called the fair sex nowadays. This euphemism uses fair in the sense of "physically beautiful" and is probably dying out. [Mid-1600s]
See also: fair, sex
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Holmes, however, also had this to say about the fair sex, "The motives of women are so inscrutable.
But the fair sex still have some way to go, says movie magazine Premiere, which discovered:
The Dubai-based outfit can complete the Derby/Oaks double at Epsom at the end of the week including winning Saturday's premier classic with a filly, a feat last achieved by a member of the fair sex back in 1916 through Fifinella.
For if (as in the 1960s) personal emancipation was authentic, it was attained at the cost of a restyling, that tended to glamorize the fair sex into sexual objects, seductively fragile, tearful victims of delicious passionate impulses.
OVER THE YEARS, all women on- call taxi services have sprung up in several cities to make travel safer for the fair sex.
But when it comes to the fair sex, the late Geraldine Guest-Smith's record of six rounds looks likely to be surpassed soon.
The fair sex also features prominently in Ladies' Day, the exuberant Amanda Whittington comedy which Walsall's Grange Players will present at the Grange Playhouse from next Thursday until March 15.
ONCE again, after a reasonable summer, I am amazed at the members of the fair sex who wear trousers and jeans all the time, even on a nice hot day.
The operations of the fair sex, however, were inspiring and stimulating and add a new attraction to the winter pastime.
And the fair sex is prepared to sacrifice a home for horsepower in their quest for satisfaction and status.
The scales were tipped when when it was realised that 51 per cent of the 870 new students enrolled were from the fair sex.
Cecil's Midnight Line can once again point to the high standard of the fair sex by capturing Tuesday's Musidora Stakes.
THE first all- woman bank was launched by Prime Minister ( PM) Manmohan Singh here on Tuesday aimed at empowering the fair sex.
As chat-up lines go, this may not be among the best, but chaps should be prepared to brush up on their Peter Kay act in their pursuit of the fair sex.
But an educational spell with Luca Cumani at HQ convinced him there was life beyond the saddle, and after landing his first winner with Run Free, partnered by younger brother Richard in March 1989, he happened upon dual Listed-winning and Classic-placed filly Aldbourne in his rookie year, sparking an infatuation with the fair sex that turned into an enduring passion.