Manhood

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MANHOOD. The ceremony of doing homage by the vassal to his lord was denominated homagium or manhood, by the feudists. The formula used was devenio vester homo, I become you Com. 54. See Homage.

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Always he had been con- scious of the girl growing into womanhood as he grew into manhood. Once on a summer night when he was eighteen, he had walked with her on a coun- try road and in her presence had given way to an impulse to boast, to make himself appear big and significant in her eyes.
I could only listen to the two sea-dogs, and show my manhood by drinking with them, fairly and squarely, drink and drink.
The universal experience of ages, showing that children do grow imperceptibly from the cradle to manhood, did not exist for the countess.