boyishness


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She was surprised to find herself feeling a little sorry for him, and she was struck again by his boyishness, at least in this darkened form.
Presumably taken in the summer of 1914 after his enlistment, the photo highlights his cocky boyishness, "his dark eyes, sticky-out ears, and the jaunty smile which agreed that the fun would be all over by Christmas.
She has also investigated what behaviours are feasible for boys and girls in relation to norms for boyishness.
They move with broad strides, as if they had been playing soccer even before they learned to walk--despite their boyishness, they want to show everyone how manly they are.
Now pundits and parents fret that it's boys who are getting left behind, victims of a new bias against boyishness.
An odd mixture of narcissism, self-righteousness and boyishness pervades his account.
Martin says: "Boy Meets Girl doesn't have any of the clichs of gender swapping dramas - it could have been quite facile but I think it works because I've got a bit of femininity about me and Rachael has a bit of boyishness about her.
With lines that stress the boyishness of the King--the "sweet boy" who must be guarded by his mother, fobbed off with a promise of a ride in the park--Isabella shepherds Edward from the stage.
The book's boyish turns--from clinging to the proverbial apron strings to fantasies of escape and independence through flight--alert us to the varieties of boyishness.
His early works feature the faces of young men taken from pornographic photographs shot between the 1960s and the 1980s, portraits that, by denying full-body views, run counter to the imagery's initial uses and introduce the complexities of the subjects' emotional life, of the parallel truths of boyishness and sensuality.
Bush, that he lacks the easy backslapping boyishness that is the lubricant of the regions politics.