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  • David Hyde Pierce, best known for his role in the sitcom, Frasier where he plays the snooty and effete Niles Crane.
  • I do not speak of the mincing, effete courtesy of these desperate times, but the virile, robust courtesy born in that most violent of times, the Middle Ages.†   (source)
  • A virile new Britain cannot continue indefinitely to be traduced in the eyes, or rather ears, of the world by the effete languors of Langham Place, brazenly masquerading as "standard English."†   (source)
  • He looked well-fed, indolent, rich, effete, and supremely self-satisfied.†   (source)
  • There was nothing of the "effete East" about Alfred Hammond; he might have been a Westerner all his days.†   (source)
  • Here was I thinking you a new-sprung child of nature; there were you, the belated seedling of an effete aristocracy!†   (source)
  • The face in the moonlight looked singularly earnest, and recalled to Marguerite's aching heart those happy days of courtship, before he had become the lazy nincompoop, the effete fop, whose life seemed spent in card and supper rooms.†   (source)
  • My auxiliaries are the dews and rains which water this dry soil, and what fertility is in the soil itself, which for the most part is lean and effete.†   (source)
  • You are the great Western Barbarian, stepping forth in his innocence and might, gazing a while at this poor effete Old World and then swooping down on it.†   (source)
  • Also, without being actually positive, it struck him a great field was to be opened up in the line of opening up new routes to keep pace with the times apropos of the Fishguard-Rosslare route which, it was mooted, was once more on the tapis in the circumlocution departments with the usual quantity of red tape and dillydallying of effete fogeydom and dunderheads generally.†   (source)
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