But Crystal sees through the ruse, and gives Julian a thorough dressing-down, insulting the size of his manhood.
Was there a brief window where I relished it, where it proved something about the passage of teenager-hood to manhood?
Apparently many posted images of themselves as well, as if the little girl would find their manhood irresistible.
And not just any intimacy, but a pivotal kind: an intimacy that affirms one's manhood by the only group who can—other men.
Vogue Bar Mitzvah Dance Back in 1992, Shaun Sperling vogued his way to manhood.
After Abe had reached the estate of manhood, she was still in her 'teens.
We must lay hold of the manhood, and we must lay hold of the office.
The manhood of Albert Evan had become a factor in the drama.
Now at least they are men—with manhood's burdens, but with its possibilities, too.
To do so at that time must have been weakness too pitiful for my manhood.
early 13c., "state of being human," from man (n.) + -hood. Meanings "state of being an adult male," also "manliness," are from late 14c. Similar words in Old English were less explicitly masculine; cf. manscipe "humanity, courtesy," literally "man-ship;" mennisclicnes "state of man, humanity, humaneness, human nature." The more "manly" word was werhad "male sex, virility, manhood" (see first element in werewolf).