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SEX. The physical difference between male and female in animals.
     2. In the human species the male is called man, (q.v.) and the female, woman. (q.v.) Some human beings whose sexual organs are somewhat imperfect, have acquired the name of hermaphrodite. (q.v.)
     3. In the civil state the sex creates a difference among individuals. Women cannot generally be elected or appointed to offices or service in public capacities. In this our law agrees with that of other nations. The civil law excluded women from all offices civil or public: Faemintae ab omnibus officiis civilibus vel publicis remotae sunt. Dig. 50, 17, 2. The principal reason of this exclusion is to encourage that modesty which is natural to the female sex, and which renders them unqualified to mix and contend with men; the pretended weakness of the sex is not probably the true reason. Poth. Des Personnes, tit. 5; Wood's Inst. 12; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 24; 1 Beck's Med. Juris. 94. Vide Gender; Male; Man; Women; Worthiest of blood.

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Meaning, not by the standards of people who know sexless marriages are possible because theyAaAeAeAEre in them, or of people who know sexle marriages are unbearable because theyAaAeAeAEve left them.
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Fay, young and beautiful even in the sexless smock of the Paramount makeup room, gives my aunt money not to take the next client.
Craig has described me as stiff and sexless and I'm determined to prove him wrong.
uk, from Cardiff "Kiera Knightly as Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice turned that wonderful strong, freethinking, intelligent, observant woman, who today would have become the first female Commissioner of the Met or Mayor of London, into a pretty, soppy, sexless young woman.
Some 40 million American couples have sexless marriages and 'lack of interest' by women is nearly an epidemic.
I'm not convinced that family life is such a good thing for young footballers - I'd prefer to see them living the humble, scholarly and, most importantly, sexless existence of monks.
DR Banna Buzaboon says: "Under Sharia law, a woman raped by her husband, or who finds herself in a sexless marriage, has a case for divorce" (GDN, July 26).
Almost half (44%) of those surveyed said their sex lives had fallen flat, while one in 10 marriages was entirely sexless.
American culture perpetuates the myth of monogamy in long-term relationships, both gay and straight, ignoring the role that extramarital affairs or sexless companionships play in sustaining those relationships.
Salaryman Yuichi Arisu (Koichi Sato) subsists in his dull job and apparently sexless marriage by reading the mystery novels of Jo Kuroda.
It is through the Bloomsbury Group that Virginia met Leonard Woolf, with whom she shared a sexless marriage.