Woman

A woman (/ˈwʊmən/), pl: women (/ˈwɪmɨn/) is a female human. The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. However, the term woman is also sometimes used to identify a female human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as "Women's rights". Unlike men, women are typically capable of giving birth.

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Quantifier Shift - Examples
... Every person has a woman that is their mother ... Therefore, there is a woman that is the mother of every person ... (Px M(yx))) It is fallacious to conclude that there is one woman who is the mother of all people ...
Woman - Education - OECD Countries - Education
... While women account for more than half of university graduates in several OECD countries, they receive only 30% of tertiary degrees granted in science and engineering fields, and women account for only 25% to 35% of researchers in most OECD countries. ...
Pudicitia - As Virtue
... The story of Lucretia shows that the more virtuous a woman was, the more appealing she was to potential adulterers ... The way a man or woman presented him or herself in public, and the persons they interacted with caused others to pass judgment on their pudicitia ... For example, if a woman was seen associating with men other than her husband people would make a negative judgment on her pudicitia ...
Erathipa
... Erathipa is a boulder that has the shape of a pregnant woman contained within Erathipa are the souls of dead children which can inhabit the bodies of fertile young women ... in one side from which the souls of the children imprisoned in it watch for a woman to pass by so that they may be reborn in her ... on a stick, crying "Don't come to me, I am an old woman!" The idea implicit in all these rites, is that certain stones have the power to make sterile women fruitful, either because of the spirits of the ...
Elizabeth Barry - Early Career
... of 'she-tragedy' as a popular genre." Barry was always described as being a plain woman ... Even though Barry was "the ugliest Woman" in the world off stage, wrote the anonymous A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), she was "the finest Woman in the ...

Famous quotes containing the word woman:

    And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
    —Bible: New Testament St. John the Divine, in Revelation, 12:1.

    Your mock saint who stands in a niche is not a woman if she have not suffered, still less a woman if she have not sinned. Fall at the feet of your idol as you wish, but drag her down to your level after that—the only level she should ever reach, that of your heart.
    Emmuska, Baroness Orczy (1865–1947)

    Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934)