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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Famous quotes containing the word woman:

    Whist Partner: Great Caesar’s Ghost. A woman! In the Club.
    Phileas Fogg: My dear, I must ask you to leave these precincts at once. No woman has ever set foot in the Club.
    Aouda: Why not?
    Phileas Fogg: Because that could spell the end of the British Empire.
    James Poe (1921–1980)

    ... when you do get a job everybody says, “Well, they wanted a black woman,” which necessarily puts you on a level where you have to prove yourself above being a woman and being black.... Now, I would say, in certain situations, it helped me simply because I was mildly attractive, not because I was black or a woman. That gets you more mileage than anything else.... God help you if you’re not an attractive woman.
    Theresa Brown (b. 1957)

    A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love.
    Leonard Cohen (b. 1934)