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Usage examples for Genders

  1. 3. The syllable - es as a sign of the genitive case extended to all genders and to all declensions; heart's for heortan; sun's for sunnan. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  2. He's got me all threatened with the tremens now, so thet I hardly know how to match my pronouns to suit their genders an' persons. – Sonny, A Christmas Guest by Ruth McEnery Stuart
  3. Young and old of both genders pressed about us in a multitude- a very howling mob. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  4. She'd need them in both genders, too, if she were training enough of them to justify requesting a place to train them. – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  5. 1. With the false genders like baron, baroness, it is a general rule that the feminine form is derived from the masculine, and not the masculine from the feminine; as peer, peeress. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  6. In this sense the cases, numbers, and genders of nouns, the persons, moods, and tenses of verbs, the ordinal numbers, the diminutives, and even the compound words, are alike matters of derivation. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  7. Thence arose the genders, masculine and feminine, in early languages. – Modern Mythology by Andrew Lang
  8. What a hustling there would be among prisoners and genders if laws and constitutions, Scriptures and commandments, played this fast and loose game with the men of any nation. – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  9. The conversation during dinner was in French, which I followed imperfectly, and was considerably relieved on discovering that the German spoke French with difficulty, and blundered over his genders as hopelessly as I should have done had I attempted to talk. – That Boy Of Norcott's by Charles James Lever
  10. One result of this kind of worry is that it genders a nervousness that unnecessarily calls up to the mind pictures of a large variety of possible dangers. – Quit Your Worrying! by George Wharton James
  11. Common to the masculine and neuter genders. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  12. There are therefore three genders, and only three. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  13. Please to resolve me whether author is not of both genders, for I hate the appendix of ess? – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  14. He might then mention an even more extraordinary feature, namely, that although this language had no terminations for the masculine and feminine genders of nouns, it employed a masculine and feminine termination after the affirmative particle, according as it was addressed to a lady or a gentleman. – Lectures on The Science of Language by Max Müller
  15. Thus all the great classes of grammatical modifications, namely, persons, numbers, genders, cases, moods, and tenses, though they admit of easy, accurate, and obvious definitions in the plural, can scarcely be defined at all in the singular. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  16. Ulsters and sailor hats were appropriate enough then, but the genders were not easy to distinguish, especially as the elder girl wears her hair short- no improvement to a keen face which needs softening. – More Bywords by Charlotte M. Yonge
  17. What are genders, in grammar? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
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