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They look more manly than a cupcake. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That would make the manly guys look like victims of a naturally unattainable standard of beauty. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He may have kept it secret because he worries it makes him look less manly. The Sun (2009)Whether that makes you more manly or not is another matter. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He's always looked manly to me. The Sun (2013)It makes them feel good about themselves, it makes them feel manly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If you feel the need to make something manly of it, fry up strips of bacon and add them too. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They make me feel manly. The Sun (2006)My wife tells me they're hers too, she likes how manly they make me look. The Sun (2013)There is a lot to be said for the manly virtues - courage, stoicism and strength. The Sun (2016)You don't look manly at all: it gives you a toned body rather than a big body. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Apparently, we like people more if we can do them favours, and it makes men feel manly and useful. The Sun (2011)It may make you feel all manly and special, which is fine if it's a little game you both enjoy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Just something that they had to say to make themselves feel manly, I guess. Everyday Violence (1990)
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Translations for 'manly'
British English: manly ADJECTIVE
If a man's behaviour or appearance is manly, it shows qualities that are considered typical of a man, such as strength or courage.
He set himself manly tasks and expected others to follow his example.
Definition of manly from the Collins English Dictionary
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