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sexless

(sĕks′lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking sexual characteristics; neuter.
2. Lacking in sexual interest or activity: a sexless marriage.

sex′less·ly adv.
sex′less·ness n.
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The possibility of gender in angels had occasionally been discussed within the church but had always been resolved by the conclusion that non-corporeality inevitably implied sexlessness.
Sexlessness can be a problem in a hyper-sexualized culture.
Though Curnutt's argument that Davis "deftly elides all signs of the storyteller's sex" in order to freely "move among stylistic modes without accounting for the social authority of the voice" is convincing (150), her narrator's seeming sexlessness is also an attempt to rid her narrative of the sort of playful sexual fantasies that prevent Lee's text from acknowledging the working class, lane Atteridge Rose, for instance, convincingly argues that Davis "could not have told a story of sordid life in the iron mills without pulling focus away from the story to explain her knowledge of it" (191).
lives and the rejection implicit in the distance the protagonist creates from that same identity of sexlessness.
Group sex on the softball field has been replaced by sexlessness among lesbian soccer moms.
Drawing on the Thomist doctrine of the incorporeality and therefore sexlessness of the angels, the poem concludes (perhaps facetiously) that though woman's love is as pure as air, it is not as pure as a man's, which is as pure as an angel.
After stating that the answer to the family secret came to her in an epiphany--"In a split second I knew what it was, in a split second of hate and love I knew w hat it was"--Ursa gives that answer in a highly ambiguous way: "A moment of pleasure and excruciating pain at the same time, a moment of broken skin but not sexlessness, a moment just before sexlessness, a moment that stops just before sexlessness, a moment that stops before it breaks the skin" (184).
The fact that animals are the grateful beneficiaries of stymied parental longings can be seen in the sexlessness of pets' names, which frequently do not even serve the one function that the dead metaphors of the human name still serve: that of identifying gender.
Here there is a moral sexlessness, a kind of impotence, an ineffectual wholeness of nature, yet with a divine beauty and significance of its own.
Williams describes Bobby as having "a quality of sexlessness, not effeminacy" (p.
Like Wells's imaginary men, Chatterley's crippled body is a mere pendant to his mind, and judging by his letter to Savage it is the resulting sexlessness that most involved Lawrence.
True, there was something vaguely sinister about the sexlessness of the Victory Singers as they beamed through their patriotic medley and shamelessly appropriated "This Land Is Your Land.