Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of melancholy.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This in turn means that we are very much indebted to Mrs. Thrale, who in 1766 rescued him from that pit, nursed him back from a near-complete breakdown, and for the next 16 years gave him a refuge in south London from the quotidian melancholies of his working life.

    Demons and Dictionaries

  • He seemed dangerously close to slipping into one of his deadly melancholies.

    End of Time

  • Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet.

    CONAN STILL A BARBARIAN

  • Oscar Wilde wrote that "In point of fact, there is no such thing as Shakespeare's Hamlet: there are as many Hamlets as there are melancholies."

    Hamlet: Dane and dusted

  • The fruits of the feeling seemed to had vanished, fallen and rotted at some point along the way, leaving him with the leftover trappings which accompanied his Abigail, wherever she was, around the room - the melancholies and dashing hopes and settlement of what never was, and most of all, the comprehension of time passed and the loss of invisible expectations.

    Grant Whitney Harvey: Moonshadows: Part 4

  • So maybe starting off a New Year by doing things differently would bode well for a city so rooted in its traditions and melancholies.

    Jon Greenberg: Winter Classic Kicks Off New Year: Will it be Any Better?

  • References to the frenzied behavior of mental patients found in Hippocrates 'Epidemics books 1 and III, Plato's Phaedrus and other early writings almost certainly referred to infective states and not what we mean by bipolar disorder infective disorders with high fevers, hysteria, postpartum manias, catalepsies and melancholies developing into manias, he writes.

    Is A Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis the Latest Mania?

  • Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirths, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • "Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet."

    GROGNARDIA

  • Hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a theif, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet.

    Archive 2008-12-01

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