Part of speech: noun

The state of being a maiden or virgin.

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Usage examples "maidenhood":

  1. Is maidenhood so great a load to bear? - "Jerusalem Delivered", Torquato Tasso.
  2. Miss Wangle was engaged in prayer and tears, her wig was awry, her face drawn and yellow and her clothes the garb of advanced maidenhood. - "Patricia Brent, Spinster", Herbert Jenkins.
  3. That all the wood in blossoming, May calm her heart and cool her blood For losing of her maidenhood. - "Hymen", Hilda Doolittle.