propitiousness love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being propitious, in any sense of that word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result

Etymologies

propitious + -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Pauloma of great holiness, and Karandhama of great propitiousness yielding the fruits of a horse-sacrifice unto those that bathed there, and Bharadwaja, that great washer of sins.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

  • Those sacred waters were called Agastya, and Saubhadra and Pauloma of great holiness, and Karandhama of great propitiousness yielding the fruits of a horse-sacrifice unto those that bathed there, and Bharadwaja, that great washer of sins.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Adi Parva

  • Without further words he ran back to the boat, and the last Kenkenes saw of him, he was frantically urging his boatmen to greater speed, back to On. Kenkenes had come to the Nile that morning, rejoicing in the propitiousness of his opportunity.

    The Yoke A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt

  • They lay at anchor in river mouth, waiting on propitiousness.

    1492,

  • And then, sure of the shadow and the propitiousness of the moment, he kissed her.

    The Lure of the Mask

  • This smithy of Newlands filled the function which under a higher propitiousness of circumstance is answered by a club.

    A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time

  • Wullahy! many adventures were mine, and if there's some day propitiousness in fortune, O old woman, I'll tell thee of what befell me in the kingdom of Shah Shamshureen: 'tis wondrous, a matter to draw down the lower jaw with amazement!

    The Shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment — Volume 1

  • [FN#171] I have remarked (Pilgrimage iii. 307) that all the popular ape-names in Arabic and Persian, Sa'adán, Maymún, Shádi, etc., express propitiousness -- probably euphemistically applied to our "poor relation."

    Arabian nights. English

  • It is imperative, when acting from one's ethical sensibilities, or hankering for conditional propitiousness, to remain grounded in craftsmanship.

    Countercurrents.org

  • a fresh show of her maturer mildness and he stood inwardly taking back his late farewell to sweet companionship and softly answering in his incongruous pomp of voice with a new tenderness, and while the worn-out mother gradually let her full weight sink on the tired slave, this obvious propitiousness was embarrassingly increased by the two weary ones falling asleep.

    Gideon's Band A Tale of the Mississippi

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