Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Obedience; submissiveness.
- n. The quality of being buxom; briskness; liveliness; healthy vigor or plumpness.
- n. The state or condition of being buxom.
- n. the bodily property of being attractively plump and vigorous and (of women) full-bosomed
- buxom + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Maybe a little more "buxomness" would be good, but I thought a lot of the covers were like underdressed dolly birds, and not a bit like Blaze as I imagined her.”
“Her mass of fair hair -- her ruddy cheeks -- her blue eyes and her thick strong body, gave her the appearance of youthful buxomness.”
“When one is tired of gigantic horses with ever-impending hoofs, tired of large plaster ladies whose complete poise does not entirely atone for a rather excess of buxomness, one can always turn to these reminders of the beauty that is the essential characteristic of the Exposition itself.”
“There was about Miss Gina Berg, whose voice could soar to the tirra-lirra of a lark and then deepen to mezzo, something of the actual slimness of the poor, maligned Elsa so long buried beneath the buxomness of divas.”
“She must be buxom at bed and at board, even in circumstances when buxomness hides a heavy heart.”
“And she answered, with great buxomness, that she was named Tolosa, and was a butchers daughter of Toledo, that dwelt in Sancho Benegas Street, and that she would ever honour him as her lord.”
“But she had long, curved flanks that saved her from buxomness; and her head was set high and light on her shoulders, like a bird that floats on a wave, and o'er it ran her bright curls, the one o'er the other, like little wavelets.”
“Immediately after came a servant with a tray, and the Scotsman was soon astonished, not only at the buxomness of his appetite, but at the deftness with which he carved and handled things with what he called his "tiger.”
“That thee is sent receive in buxomness: submission”
“We know the Doric mood sounds gravity and sobriety; the Lydian, buxomness and freedom; the Æolic, sweet stillness and quiet composure; the Phrygian, jollity and youthful levity; the Ionic is a stiller of storms and disturbances arising from passion; and why may we not reasonably suppose, that those whose speech naturally runs into the notes peculiar to any of these moods, are likewise in nature hereunto congenerous?”
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