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  • n. The quality of being factitious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being factitious.


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From factitious and -ness.


  • Nonetheless, the passage heightens the slight air of factitiousness in the novel, of an author very capably treading water.

    Alan Hollinghurst On Michael Cunningham: The New York Review Of Books

  • Aristotle prefers that the shuttle would shut up, because it announces its factitiousness rather than carry itself with an air of dignified inevitability.

    Blake & Virtuality: An Exchange

  • β€˜Let me kiss you β€” only a little one,’ he said with his usual delicacy, and without reading the factitiousness of her manner.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Her replies were brief enough, and there was factitiousness in her smiles of assent to his views.

    A Changed Man

  • None of the speculations on the proper meaning considered that it might be based on "faction" - which would make "factitiousness" a sort of tactical mendacity in support of one faction against another.

    languagehat.com: HOBGOBLINS.

  • The latter, in English, are stiff, coldly contrived, consciously elegant or marked by the sentimental factitiousness of the affair that occasioned them.

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • He alone is the creator of his drama, and no alien factitiousness is allowed to obscure its final aim -- the creation of living men.

    The Dramatic Works of Gerhart Hauptmann Volume I

  • Hence possibly what seemed to me a superficiality and factitiousness in the excitement of the more expensive seats, and a too-rapid effervescence and finish of the excitement when the game was over.

    Your United States Impressions of a first visit

  • And in point of fact, we do find in his plays, year by year, a strengthening sense of the realities of human nature, despite their frequently idealistic method of portraiture, the verbalism and factitiousness of much of their wit, and their conventionality of plot.

    Montaigne and Shakspere

  • In its whole conception, Washington is an ideal capital for the United States -- not least typical, perhaps, in its factitiousness, since this Republic is not so much a product of natural development as a deliberate creation of will and intelligence.

    America To-day, Observations and Reflections


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