Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being felicitous; appropriateness; aptness.
- n. The state or condition of being felicitous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a pleasing and appropriate manner or style, especially of expression.
- n. pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
- felicitous + -ness (Wiktionary)
“But his odd lack of seductiveness or felicitousness — contributing to his aura of villainy — became after a while alluring in itself.”
“Except with this difference, that I fall far short of his felicitousness, as people who had known him in his prime often told me, when he was over severity and I was correspondingly along in years.”
“His finest defence of his habitual solitude occurs in these letters also, and has some statements whose felicitousness can hardly be surpassed.”
“It emasculates the drama with its pervasive prettiness, its lazy felicitousness where it ought to be monstrous and terrifying, its reminiscences of Mendelssohn, Tchaikowsky and "Little Egypt.”
“In retort for Severance's stab, he dubbed the pair Mephistopheles and Falstaff, which was above his usual felicitousness of characterization.”
“By no means the least of the pleasant features of this pleasant day was the fact that three couples blushingly presented themselves before the colonel, and confided to him their sudden conclusions in regard to the felicitousness of the moment.”
“If another sting could have been added it was the absurd conviction that Cressy would not appreciate his sacrifice, but was perhaps even at that moment calmly congratulating herself on the felicitousness of the complication in which she had left him.”
“That pomp of language, that full and tuneful diction, that felicitousness in the choice and exquisiteness in the collocation of words, which to prosaic writers seem artificial, is nothing else but the mere habit and way of a lofty intellect.”
“But his odd lack of seductiveness or felicitousness-contributing to his aura of villainy-became after a while alluring in itself.”
“She had black hair and blue eyes -- of the kind that turns violet in a novel -- and a beautiful white skin, lovely hands and feet, a perfect figure, and features chiselled and finished and polished and turned out with such singular felicitousness that one gazed and gazed till the heart was full of a strange jealous resentment at any one else having the right to gaze on something so rare, so divinely, so sacredly fair -- any one in the world but one's self!”
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