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- n. Plural form of floridity.
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And how dangerous a word — often misleading us into slabbing with extraneous floridities what would otherwise, on its own plane, be Art!
Happily, Ludmillo had not lived enough in the fashionable world for him to endure the vapid floridities of the late Italian school; but there rose in him a secret delight when he heard his charge, left to himself, return again and again to the wild and haunting melodies of little Russia, Lithuania, and, above and beyond all, of rebellious, crushed, poetic Poland.
And how dangerous a word -- often misleading us into slabbing with extraneous floridities what would otherwise, on its own plane, be Art!
In Mr. Pettie's defense, even the most luminously spiritual actor probably couldn't make palatable floridities like Chris's accusation that the Witch is "the heart of a world that has no heart, the heartless world we live in."