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  • n. Plural form of foppery.


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  • The unities of time and place he calls "fopperies," though time and place, he admits, are not to be lightly changed. [

    Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature

  • The work appears in a most pleasing form — I shall be glad to see him and am convinced from his writings that he is an amiable man I perceive no fopperies — no meretricious ornaments, no language of bigotry and enthusiasm in

    Letter 51

  • None but a Parisian, and a Parisian of the upper spheres, could thus array himself without appearing ridiculous; none other could give the harmony of self-conceit to all these fopperies, which were carried off, however, with a dashing air, — the air of a young man who has fine pistols, a sure aim, and Annette.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • He told him, at the vanities and the fopperies of the time, to see men so empty of all virtuous actions, to hunt so far after gold, having no end of ambition; to take such infinite pains for a little glory, and to be favoured of men; to make such deep mines into the earth for gold, and many times to find nothing, with loss of their lives and fortunes.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • When those bloody wars in France for matters of religion (saith [6619] Richard Dinoth) were so violently pursued between Huguenots and Papists, there was a company of good fellows laughed them all to scorn, for being such superstitious fools, to lose their wives and fortunes, accounting faith, religion, immortality of the soul, mere fopperies and illusions.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Those Curii and Fabricii will be ever renowned for contempt of these fopperies, wherewith the world is so much affected.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Of all vanities and fopperies, to brag of gentility is the greatest; for what is it they crack so much of, and challenge such superiority, as if they were demigods?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And which [6365] Brochard, the monk, in his description of the Holy Land, after he had censured the Greek church, and showed their errors, concluded at last, Faxit Deus ne Latinis multa irrepserint stultifies, I say God grant there be no fopperies in our church.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • He was well – mounted upon a sturdy chestnut cob, and had the graceful seat of an experienced horseman; while his riding gear, though free from such fopperies as were then in vogue, was handsome and well chosen.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • In his dress he never adopts the fopperies of the day, but his clothes suit him — they are made for him, not he for them.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton


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