- the state or time of being a maiden or virgin.
Origin of maidenhood
Also called maidhood.
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Examples from the Web for maidenhood
How the bright years have flown Since I was a child scarce to maidenhood grown!Grandma's Memories
Mary D. Brine
Here she grew into maidenhood, and each day became more fair.A Book of Myths
Not is that maidenhood all thine own, but partly thy parents!The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus
Caius Valerius Catullus
The loveliest flower of maidenhood in his parish had been cut down.
He stopped on the threshold, awed by the wonder of her maidenhood.The Wall Between
Sara Ware Bassett
- the time during which a woman is a maiden or a virgin
- the condition of being a maiden or virgin
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Word Origin and History for maidenhood
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