Usage examples for girlish

  1. And sometimes when she came to consult, her niece was with her, and Meynell, while talking to the aunt either of his people or of the progress of the heresy campaign, was always keenly aware of the girlish figure beside her- of the quick, shy smile- the voice and its tones. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  2. To leave this shelter, this warm circle of light, this sweet girlish presence, and plunge into the dark, the cold and the snow, was hard. – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  3. She was kneeling there beside me clasping one of my hands, and she looked so happy, the old, girlish smile upon her lips. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  4. Miss Lavinia had promised to go with her, and the poor child was looking forward to a week of girlish pleasure among the friends with whom she had spent two years, when, lo and behold! – People of the Whirlpool by Mabel Osgood Wright
  5. Was it pride or dignity on her part, or was it mere girlish shyness? – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  6. " Come in a moment, Mr. Hewland," said the simple, girlish, voice. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  7. You are too good, too gracious to indulge a girlish vanity at the cost of a man's suspense." – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  8. As Miss Tredgold appeared in view Josephine was exclaiming in her high- pitched, girlish voice: Oh, I say, Nancy! – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  9. You should be as much above false girlish petty scruples, as you will be and are above falsehood of another kind. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  10. Olivia, who had a healthy girlish appetite, had risen from the midday meal almost as hungry as when she had sat down. – Doctor Luttrell's First Patient by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  11. Hetty clapped her hands together- an old girlish trick of hers. – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. Her extreme youth brought her little girlish weaknesses which relieved her. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  13. She was frank and girlish. – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  14. If her flesh still held its girlish curves and softness, the muscles underneath were firm and compact. – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  15. The closer the nudging the better they like it; a slap from a girlish hand is almost as good as a kiss. – Spanish Highways and Byways by Katharine Lee Bates
  16. The two girls had been brought up together, had shared their studies and secrets and girlish fun, and had scarcely ever been separated for a week, until suddenly a change came which separated them for all the rest of their lives. – A Little Country Girl by Susan Coolidge
  17. Her girlish curiosity was quite touching, and her innocence irresistible. – A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  18. But Mary quickly seized upon the bag as if with girlish and mischievous impatience, opened it, and glanced within it. – Susy, A Story of the Plains by Bret Harte
  19. Valerie looked up and saw standing before her the young husband of her girlish love! – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  20. Only a few people were about at that early hour, but framed in the doorway of the waiting room stood a slender, girlish figure, dressed in gray, a gray veil wrapped closely around her hat and face. – The Motor Maids Across the Continent by Katherine Stokes