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opposite sex

the opposite sex, women in relation to men or men in relation to women
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  • They were dowered, however, with this terrific magnetism for the opposite sex.

    Possessed Cleveland Moffett
  • She was not at all used to impertinence from the opposite sex.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary Jerome K. Jerome
  • Peters often affected the opposite sex like that at first sight.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • Such things have happened, especially when persons of the opposite sex are about.

    A Pessimist Robert Timsol
  • At a distance it was natural enough to have taken her for one of the opposite sex.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid

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