effete

All Adjective Noun
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  • We certainly can if, like them, we break with the effete systems of the past. Cited from The Awakening of China, by W.A.P. Martin
  • If he represented the type of his race, it had certainly grown effete. Cited from The Reflections of Ambrosine, by Elinor Glyn
  • But no; we must have the ancient and effete old story. Cited from The Open Air, by Richard Jefferies
  • Beside this nature, true and fresh and new, there was another nature, false and effete and old. Cited from Addresses, by Phillips Brooks
  • We are a species known only to the effete East. Cited from Her Weight in Gold, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • In the effete societies it's love, in our new one it's business. Cited from The Custom of the Country, by Edith Wharton
  • Nature has provided a wonderful system of drains for carrying away the effete matter of the body. Cited from The Secret of a Happy Home (1896), by Marion Harland
  • There is an endeavour to show that even in their original function, they are not quite effete. Cited from Practical Essays, by Alexander Bain
  • You lack, they say, the vital heat, By age extreme become effete. Cited from Fables of La Fontaine, by Jean de La Fontaine
  • Christianity appears to some men to be effete and worn out. Cited from Sermons Preached at Brighton, by Frederick W. Robertson
  • The physician will merely cut through the periosteum, and let out the effete matter. Cited from Hygienic Physiology, by Joel Dorman Steele
  • In this matter the Bolsheviki pride themselves on being far in advance of our effete western thought. Cited from The Red Conspiracy, by Joseph J. Mereto
  • But these significant works and personalities can never grow effete. Cited from Among Famous Books, by John Kelman
  • Nothing human is wholly sad, until it is effete and dying out. Cited from Oldport Days, by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Her eyes were still bright, not with the effete intelligence of old age, but with actual potency. Cited from Balcony Stories, by Grace E. King
  • This is regarded by many as an old-fashioned and effete theory. Cited from Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known Characters, by Milligan, et al.
  • I do not choose to be confounded with a race I consider worn out and effete. Cited from Mr. Isaacs, A Tale of Modern India, by F. Marion Crawford
  • The effete morality of a printed book was no tie upon him. Cited from Bog-Myrtle and Peat, by S.R. Crockett
  • To outward appearance as I stumbled upon him so unexpectedly, he seemed effete. Cited from The Last Leaf, by James Kendall Hosmer
  • When Europe's effete back is against the wall not a regiment of millionaires can turn its flank. Cited from The Grand Babylon Hotel, by Arnold Bennett
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