Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A narrow-minded, commonplace respectability, based on the possession of small exterior advantages. See gigman.
“No sooner had Froude spoken than, as Mr.W. S. Lilly has pointed out, "gigmanity" was up in arms, and was speedily joined by the brougham and tandem people.”
“The iron may be a Scottish squirelet, full of gulosity and "gigmanity"; the magnet an English plebeian, and moving rag-and-dust mountain, coarse, proud, irascible, imperious; nevertheless, behold how they embrace, and inseparably cleave to one another!”
“gigmanity" of the postmaster was all at stake, -- his whole influence in the mail-gig of Portree; and so he argued, and threatened withal, and, what was the more serious part of the business, the person he had given the seat to had taken possession of the gig; and so we had to compound the matter by carrying a passenger additional.”
“He kept a gig,' was the reply, which brought the word 'gigmanity' into our language. [”
“Henry Taylor draws off into the upper regions of gigmanity.”
“If he is rich enough to keep his own carriage, or if he will pay the extra price of a vehicle not vulgarized by being on the numbered list, he may drive anywhere that his Grace or his Lordship does, and perhaps have a mean sense of satisfaction at finding himself in the charmed circle of exclusive "gigmanity.”
“The same unquenchable, almost frightfully unresting spirit of endeavor, directed (woe is me!) to the making of money, or money's worth; namely, food finer and finer, and gigmanic renown higher and higher: nay, must not your gigmanity be a”
“(woe is me!) to the making of money, or money's worth; namely, food finer and finer, and gigmanic renown higher and higher: nay, must not your gigmanity be a purse-gigmanity, some half-shade worse than a purse-and-pedigree one?”
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