Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Unnatural softness of any organ or part.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine, softness; softening.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This prevalence of "mollities" astonishes the anthropologist, who is apt to consider pederasty the growth of luxury and the especial product of great and civilised cities, unnecessary and therefore unknown to simple savagery, where the births of both sexes are about equal and female infanticide is not practiced.

    Arabian nights. English

  • This prevalence of “mollities” astonishes the anthropologist, who is apt to consider pederasty the growth of luxury and the especial product of great and civilised cities, unnecessary and therefore unknown to simple savagery, where the births of both sexes are about equal and female infanticide is not practiced.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Glandis enim mollities frictione induratur, dehinc coitus tristis, tardus parumque vehemens.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Pertinax res barbaries est, fateor: sed minus potent tamen, quam illa mollities et persuasa prudentia literarum, si ratione caret, sapientiae virtutisque specie mortales misere circumducens.

    Biographia Literaria

  • [Footnote 258: 'Cum jam in soli faciem paulatim mollities siccata duresceret, celatamque longâ voracitate tellurem sol insuetus afflaret.'

    The Letters of Cassiodorus Being A Condensed Translation Of The Variae Epistolae Of Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator

  • Verentur namque ne illius cupiditas, ne ambitio, ne (quod gravius) mollities filialis Christianam religionem in praeceps trahat. "

    The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic — Volume 2

  • Wherein I should much commend the tragical part, if the lyrical did not ravish me with a certain Doric delicacy in your songs and odes, whereunto I must plainly confess to have seen yet nothing parallel in our language: _Ipsa mollities_. {

    Milton's Comus

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