Example sentences for: distaff

How can you use “distaff” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The origin, of course, is from the French, messieurs , with the distaff appellation being mesdames .

  • The series was erotic in a way only prim English humor can be: The Old Boy Steed was capable of throwing a punch and bonking someone with his bowler, but he left the karate kicking to his liberated, leather-suited distaff associate.

  • Fraser has a long, rangy body and a gee-whiz openness that makes him perfect for a comic-book hero, and the lovely Weisz--whose eyes are so far apart that they're almost in different time zones--brings a screwball aplomb to the dizzy distaff Egyptologist.

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