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  • adj. superlative form of flinty: most flinty.


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  • For the most part even the flintiest horseman and women in that neck of the woods are pro-choice, ambivalent at best about The War On Terror, and favor the decriminalization of drugs.

    Matthew Yglesias » Imagine If

  • Only the flintiest churl would look at this and find nothing to rejoice in.

    TV review: The Hour; Angry Boys

  • Those people saved at a level that would have won the admiration of the flintiest resident of Wuhan.

    Scott Malcomson: Should Americans Start Saving, or Stop?

  • Instead, Douglass went on to argue, the "appeal for impartial suffrage" must address itself "to the darkest, coldest, and flintiest side of the human heart" and must "wring righteousness from the unfeeling calculations of human selfishness."

    Rhetoric of Freedom

  • Waiving humanity, national honor, the claims of gratitude, the precious satisfaction arising from deeds of charity and justice to the weak and defenceless, -- the appeal for impartial suffrage addresses itself with great pertinency to the darkest, coldest, and flintiest side of the human heart, and would wring righteousness from the unfeeling calculations of human selfishness.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue

  • Had Clemency been with me the flintiest of Roman P's would have relented, for who could resist -- Clemency?

    The Amateur Gentleman

  • That knowledge is an azure and bottomless lake into which I can toss my blackest pebbles of fear, my flintiest doubts of the future.

    The Prairie Child

  • The folds of his stomach were so numerous that they digested even the hardest and flintiest of corn.

    The Last of the Plainsmen

  • Born and reared among the lowly, a stranger to wealth and luxury, compelled to grapple single-handed with the flintiest hardships of life, from tender youth to sturdy manhood, he grew strong in the manly and heroic qualities demanded by the great mission to which he was called by the votes of his countrymen.

    Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence The Best Speeches Delivered by the Negro from the days of Slavery to the Present Time

  • It robs labor of pain and depression, dispels gloom from the brow of destitution, and enables men to take hold of the roughest and flintiest hardships incident to the battle of life, with lighter hearts, higher hopes, and with larger courage ....

    Frederick Douglass The Colored Orator.


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