fair sex

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the fair(er) sex

Females. The term has come to be considered inappropriate due to its emphasis on the physical appearance of women and girls. Did he just say "members of the fairer sex"? I feel like I'm in a Victorian novel.
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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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If you will accept me as champion of the fair sex, I am at your disposal.
Chichely, whose study of the fair sex seemed to have been detrimental to his theology.
Miss Snevellicci's papa being greatly exalted by this triumph, and incontestable proof of his popularity with the fair sex, quickly grew convivial, not to say uproarious; volunteering more than one song of no inconsiderable length, and regaling the social circle between-whiles with recollections of divers splendid women who had been supposed to entertain a passion for himself, several of whom he toasted by name, taking occasion to remark at the same time that if he had been a little more alive to his own interest, he might have been rolling at that moment in his chariot-and-four.
Now, Watson, the fair sex is your department," said Holmes, with a smile, when the dwindling frou-frou of skirts had ended in the slam of the front door.
One refers to two rather smug and comfortable looking ladies engaged in the leisurely pursuit of sweeping the road yes, Islamabad persists with the traditional practice of entrusting this important function to members of the fair sex.
Who Runs The World is not a political question - it's a positive celebration of the fair sex performed by 16 of Thailand's most stunning Lady Boys at the unique specially created Thai Pavilion in the heart of Newcastle.
Throughout world literature, women are referred to as the gentle sex, the loyal sex, the fair sex, and the like.
Parties claiming to place women on equal pedestal with men often end up giving left-handed compliment to the fair sex with disparaging remarks against them.
And he admitted he gets anxious when it comes to the fair sex.
Hipolito Castillo of Silay chimed in, saying: 'Beauty is not confined only to those of the fair sex, therefore it would be unjust and unfair if we were to deny our brothers the joy of being honored by public recognition as a handsome man.
Funny thing is, in my voluntary meanderings, I don't come across those with extreme views; on the contrary I an frequently reassured and stimulated by the professionalism and ability of the people I meet - particularly the fair sex, who can more than hold their own hold their own in any company.
But it was the fair sex that stole the show once again by exercising their democratic rights.
Women, be it in Afghanistan or elsewhere, should take this loathsome act as a resolve for empowering the fair sex and work closely with rational elements to defeat the extremists.
However, he regretted that Josh's biography, 'Yaadon Ki Baraat' was a bestseller of Urdu literature but people have only shown their interest in a selective part of the book that is about Josh's affairs with the fair sex.
While the patriarchs in the party were squirming in discomfort over the prospects of facing fresh challenge from the fair sex, the women leaders have already started weighing their respective chances.