adjective, man·li·er, man·li·est.
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Origin of manly
synonym study for manly
OTHER WORDS FROM manlyman·li·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for manly
Later, after taking his own shirt off in a supposed show of manliness, Dre freaked out when Andre Jr. copied him.
Another tradition of manliness would point them toward discipline, sacrifice, and self-denial.Alleged Santa Barbara Killer Elliot Rodger and the Twisted Cult of Modern Masculinity|James Poulos|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The reason, Foster argues, is that impotence implies a lack of virility, a lack of manliness.What the Sex Lives of the Founding Fathers Reveal About Us|Eric Herschthal|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perched atop a mountain of wavy, pulled-back hair is a mangled ball of manliness, a holdover from the days of the samurai.
No, this is about which conservative leaders ooze a stereotypical, gut-level manliness.Squishes, Step Aside: Ted Cruz and Chris Christie’s Old-School Manliness|Michelle Cottle|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He should have manliness enough to resist all their pretty arts, and enticing ways.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
The Persians, next to bravery in battle, considered the greatest proof of manliness was to be able to exhibit many children.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
He was very much subdued, but his companions appreciated his manliness, and gave him a warm welcome.The Story of the Big Front Door|Mary Finley Leonard
Even at that early age he was remarkable for the manliness of his mind.
"Showed his good sense and manliness," said the Doctor gruffly.A Houseful of Girls|Sarah Tytler