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Definition of Manly

Manly

  1. Having qualities becoming to a man; not childish or womanish; manlike, esp. brave, courageous, resolute, noble.
  2. In a manly manner; with the courage and fortitude of a manly man; as, to act manly.

Manly Quotations

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Plato

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
Robert E. Lee

Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.
W. E. B. Du Bois

The sea - this truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.
Joseph Conrad
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Manly Translations

manly in French is masculin
manly in Italian is maschile
manly in Spanish is varonil
manly in Swedish is manlig
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