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  • n. The quality of being finicky


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  • Ergo finickiness = unattractive; adaptability = hot.

    Dr. Ali Binazir: How to Irritate Men

  • That the end product of this finickiness is utterly delicious, and even well worth four dollars, is not something I would dispute.

    Alex Henry: Of Greek Keys and Coffee Geeks

  • This is such a believable yet unusual finickiness, I was unsurprised to learn that Gaiman based the trait on his own son, Mike, who refused to eat elaborate dishes when he was young.

    Book Review: Coraline

  • You can blame this on bureaucracy or USACE finickiness, but it must be noted that this pattern of delays fits very well with the Bush administration's initial aim to delay any discussion or commitment to Category 5 protection for South LA until they were on their way out of office.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • It is mostly lost in a strange period of reading finickiness, back when I was obsessed with Dumas and wanted everyone to run around with swords and feathered hats.

    before bed mutterings

  • But even on its own terms -- as an attempted insight into Obama's alleged finickiness or his supposed distance from the Applebee's set -- it doesn't make sense.

    John McQuaid: Dowd: More Big Macs for Barack

  • But the relentless focus here is on character, which is unusual in an academic satire -- Pnin's finickiness, his drab researches, his lurches toward love and especially his awkwardness in everything from speaking the English language to putting on his overcoat.

    Satires of Academic Life That Sit at the Head of the Class

  • Now they were paying the price for their finickiness.

    Dead Famous

  • For all his finickiness, Deric understood something about architecture.

    Timegod's World

  • Like every emotion it is only in part adapted to our lives, and in those people where it becomes a prominent emotion it is a great mischief worker, subordinating life to finickiness and hindering the growth of generous feeling.

    The Foundations of Personality


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