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There, a young research student, Helen Lyle, encounters graffiti warning of the Candyman, digs into the lore surrounding him, and discovers a sophisticated, effete serial killer.How an unsolved murder and a public housing crisis led to Candyman|Aja Romano|August 27, 2021|Vox
Tarantino says, “The days are gone” of Diego “pretending to be effete.”Zorro at 100: Why the original swashbuckler is still the quintessential American action hero|Michael Sragow|January 1, 2021|Washington Post
Some critics have made the same sorts of arguments about the remote and effete president.
Unlike their effete northeastern shadows, country boys rarely fade away.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin|Allison Glock|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The courtiers were an effete and in some cases epicene crew.
It sees test scores as effete and irrelevant, like the older privileges of birth.We Need More Class Traitors: Solving America’s Meritocracy Problem|Jedediah Purdy|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I went to basketball camp, the boys from the real West Virginia would make fun of us effete Morgantown kids.In West Virginia Water, an Environmental Nightmare Borders on Crisis|Michael Tomasky|January 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The taint was too inveterate to be eradicated; the evil was immedicable; Rome was already effete and moribund.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
Would those silly men, those servile votaries of fortune, those effete courtiers, have said this a week ago?The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre
Many chemical substances can be combined with water to cleanse these effete productions from the skin.
The crocodile of America, superior in every detail to the crocodile of the effete monarchies of the Old World.The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce
The Terms had adopted mankind's culture, they had no further need of their effete native customs.Exploiter's End|James Causey