womanhood

Part of speech: noun

Women collectively.

Part of speech: noun

The state of a woman or of womankind.

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Usage examples "womanhood":

  1. She was thankful to think that he could never know that now, thankful that now she had come into her womanhood it was all her own. - "The Lamp in the Desert", Ethel M. Dell.
  2. To this battlefield youth brought its energy, manhood its virtue and its strength, womanhood its humble patience. - "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.
  3. He had looked with admiration on the childish beauty of Euthymia, and had seen her grow up to womanhood, every year making her more attractive. - "A Mortal Antipathy", Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr..