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  • adj. superlative form of quaint: most quaint.

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Examples

  • The young Lord invoked on this occasion the celebrity's prized judgment of a special literary case; and Berridge could take the whole manner of it for one of the "quaintest" little acts displayed to his amused eyes, up to now, on the stage of European society -- albeit these eyes were quite aware, in general, of missing everywhere no more of the human scene than possible, and of having of late been particularly awake to the large extensions of it spread before him (since so he could but fondly read his fate) under the omen of his prodigious "hit."

    The Finer Grain

  • The rules are a living document, constantly shifting to accomodate new concepts. in 2007, William Gibson said "One of the things our grandchildren will find quaintest about us is that we distinguish the digital from the real, the virtual from the real."

    Howard Hughes is Allergic to the Stupid

  • The film opens with what will end up being the quaintest of all the battle sequences in the film, a skirmish between a military escort and an enemy with far more advanced technology at its disposal.

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  • He's got the quaintest grin on his face and I know he's getting excited about it.

    Wounded Knee

  • But since opening in 2007, Tutto il Giorno has ingested the seaside town, perhaps the quaintest Hampton, with a touch (and the colors) of Rome.

    In Sag Harbor, a Taste of Rome

  • Tutto il Giorno has brought the touch (and the colors) of Rome to the seaside town of Sag Harbor, perhaps the quaintest in the Hamptons.

    Italian Dining in Sag Harbor

  • The myth that 24 hour television networks can even come close to covering all relevant information is going to be one of the quaintest ideas to not make it out of the 21st century.

    Former CNN Anchor Moves to The Onion - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The un-mall is laid out to resemble a small town, with a trolley car, chemist and car-free streets that resemble the quaintest quarters of New Orleans or Boston.

    Is The Mall Dead?

  • One of the quaintest - and most enduring - ofallWestminster traditions is how ambitious politicians skirt around the question of whether they want to be party leader/PM.

    The other Miliband stakes his claim?

  • With an abundance of red-brick houses roofed with reeds from the tidal marshes and streets lined with chestnut trees, the town is one of the island's quaintest and is frequented by German celebrities in all seasons.

    Teatime Amid Wandering Dunes

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