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Woman


WOMAN, noun plural women. [a compound of womb and man.]

1. The female of the human race, grown to adult years.

And the rib, which the Lord god had taken from the man, made he a woman Genesis 2:22.

Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible.

We see every day women perish with infamy, by having been too willing to set their beauty to show.

I have observed among all nations that the women ornament themselves more tan the men; that wherever found, they are the same kind, civil, obliging, humane, tender beings, inclined to be gay and cheerful, timorous and modest.

2. A female attendant or servant.

WOMAN, verb intransitive To make pliant.