a female native or inhabitant of Earth
‘And if I refuse?’ said she. ‘I shall kill you. No more trusting to the promises of a Sutenrā.’ ‘Then kill.’ ‘I mean it.’ ‘So do I. I am not a man or an Earth[-]woman; therefore, I do not fear death.‘ Then she lay back watching me.
More primitive religions…represent their gods as liars, cheats and destroyers of earth women.
An Earth woman and child and a small Venus man were in sight, but not within earshot.
One was what had been born in me, what had been inextricably entangled in the structure of the germ cell from which I had been created; the other remembered all the long years on Earth when I, in common with every other Earthman and Earthwoman, had been flexed and shaped by the insistent pounding of the Combine; my brain had been conditioned to believe what it was desired that I should believe, and nothing beyond that.
For this was Gerry Carlyle, most famous Earth-woman in the System, admired and beloved by millions for her exploits along the spaceways.
The geologist greeted Lellie [sc. a Martian] just as if she were an Earthwoman.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if an earthwoman could bear near-human offspring by a large furry alien[?]
Saying her children were with them was like an Earthwoman saying her children were with Jesus.
‘Soo, what do you think?’ the Earthwoman switched subjects. ‘Are we getting out of this alive?’
Fred T. Jane, "To Venus in Five Seconds"
Mike Christie submitted a 1938 cite from Arthur K. Barnes' "Satellite Five".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1934 cite from Frank K. Freas' "Famine on Mars"
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a Project Gutenberg etext of "Brigands of the Moon", by Ray Cummings; Jesse Sheidlower verified it in the original publication (Astounding Stories, March 1930).
Ben Ostrowsky submitted an 1897 cite from Fred Jane.
OED researchers found a 1925 cite from a newspaper database.
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