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  • n. Plural form of excellency.

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Examples

  • His excellencies were a stolid inability to believe himself defeated, which, had it been joined to patriotism and intelligent action, had risen to the heroic; he was loyal to his convictions; and he was painstakingly laborious, and worked in his cabinet like a paid clerk.

    A Hero and Some Other Folks

  • The faults were those of his age; the excellencies were his own.

    History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology

  • It may be truly said, Mr. Southey exacted nothing, and consequently his excellencies were the more readily allowed; and this merit was the greater, since, as Mr. Coleridge remarked, “he had written on so many subjects, and so well on all.”

    Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey

  • It may be truly said, Mr. Southey exacted nothing, and consequently his excellencies were the more readily allowed; and this merit was the greater, since, as Mr. Coleridge remarked, "he had written on so many subjects, and so well on all."

    Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey

  • _Her virtues are the better for their simpleness_, that is, her excellencies are the better because they are artless and open, without fraud, without design.

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

  • For myself, I'm leaning towards thinking of "excellencies", as a way of suggesting that there are many ways one can be doing high quality work and they are likely to look very different.

    The "excellence" problem

  • Then the tongues were unloosed and the strange, uncouth jests of the rough men circulated in an undertone, and now and then one of them suffered agonies in smothering a huge laugh, lest his mirth should disturb the "excellencies" at their table.

    The Children of the King

  • Turkey, — has I think been less noticed than it deserves — it possesses many glowing beauties — many poetic excellencies, feeling, generous, and pathetic sentiments.

    Letter 388

  • I early inquired the rate of interest on invested money, and worried my child's brain into an understanding of the virtues and excellencies of that remarkable invention of man, compound interest.

    What Life Means to Me

  • She thought she was merely interested in him as an unusual type possessing various potential excellencies, and she even felt philanthropic about it.

    Chapter 7

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