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masculine in Grammar topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmasculinemas‧cu‧line /ˈmæskjəlɪn/ ●●○ adjective  1 MANhaving qualities considered to be typical of men or of what men do opp feminine They’re nice curtains, but I’d prefer something a little more masculine. She has a very masculine voice. Hunting was a typically masculine occupation.see thesaurus at man2 SLGin some languages, a masculine noun, pronoun etc belongs to a class of words that have different inflections from feminine or neuter words The word for ‘book’ is masculine in French.
Examples from the Corpus
masculineViolence is an extreme form of traditionally masculine behaviour.Feminist campaigns around the state effectively unmasked the unofficial masculine culture of politicians, experts and administrators.Language is masculine: It operates according to a masculine economy of representation.I heard from Bridget there's some kind of row going on about masculine endings.The quadrature that Lacan describes is that of masculine identity.You may be wondering why I called the various machines by masculine names.There was an aura of masculine occupation - neat, but unmistakably masculine.He wanted to say he was sorry but his masculine pride wouldn't let him.Even today, men tend to do such masculine tasks as car maintenance and yard work.