The wise man made a cross upon the womans forehead, and up she sat, as well—but no better—as before.
No, Mr. Ashley, she cried, summarily; a womans word is as weighty as a mans.
Beethoven could not take him into his own lodging; a child of that age needs a womans care and tenderness.
And dat will say, keep you to yourself, and run not after no mans, nor no womans neider.
Of course the love of courtesy, valour, and learning were deeply rooted in the age, or the womans sympathy could not have existed.
I am right, he said; it is wrapped with hair, and no doubt from a womans head.
Bert carried the womans hat down to her, and said Freddie was sorry for having caught it in mistake for a fish.
For a womans use a whip should be lighter and more slender than for a mans.
Did you ever hear of a womans forsaking a man, when she once loved him truly?
It is a womans work to look after two little things like that.
late Old English wimman (plural wimmen), literally "woman-man," alteration of wifman (plural wifmen), a compound of wif "woman" (see wife) + man "human being" (in Old English used in reference to both sexes; see man (n.)). Cf. Dutch vrouwmens "wife," literally "woman-man."
The formation is peculiar to English and Dutch. Replaced older Old English wif and quean as the word for "female human being." The pronunciation of the singular altered in Middle English by the rounding influence of -w-; the plural retains the original vowel. Meaning "wife," now largely restricted to U.S. dialectal use, is attested from mid-15c. Women's liberation is attested from 1966; women's rights is from 1840, with an isolated example in 1630s.