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  • n. The characteristic or quality of being gorgeous

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or quality of being gorgeous; splendor of dress, adornment, or decoration; magnificence.


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  • And she knows that her gorgeousness is provisional.

    'Tamara' And 'Funny Story': Uneasy, But Amusing

  • I love this: ... o I can see if her absolute stunning gorgeousness is something she's grown into as the milk-fed flush of a young girl fled ...; it's so well-put.

    BFF, Baby: Part I, Because I'm Long-Winded

  • CrazymummaI keep thinking I must demand photographic evidence of CM's younger days so I can see if her absolute stunning gorgeousness is something she's grown into as the milk-fed flush of a young girl fled, or if she was always this amazing, or if she was, could it be? even more stunning.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • The gorgeousness is in the imagery not in the language; the words are weak while the sense, as in the classical Scandinavian books, is strong; and here the Arabic differs diametrically from the florid exuberance and turgid amplifications of the Persian story-teller, which sound so hollow and unreal by the side of a chaster model.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And The Shrimp Google her, then gawp at her gorgeousness was the first in a line of more déclassé magazine mannequins. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Women can be smart and funny and gorgeous (and "gorgeousness" comes in all packages) and have curves, and luminous hair, etc.etc. etc. Steve Allen.

    The Full Feed from

  • They might spring into full stunning gorgeousness at any moment, given the right shoulder-baring dress, eye makeup, and hair stylist.

    Kate Fridkis: I Didn't Become A Fairly Princess On My Big Day. So What?

  • And then all the gorgeousness quickly dulled, and the warm, tropic darkness drew about us.


  • The awesome 'tweetdeck' style Gwibber, the gorgeousness of Pino, not forgetting the power of Choqok, the fun of Qwit, and the forerunners Twittux and gTwitter, etc.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • That's Peter's question, but ours, too, as the novel becomes increasingly flamboyant, giving itself over to a lush internal melodrama, "the painful gorgeousness of caring that much."

    Michael Cunningham's "By Nightfall," reviewed by Ron Charles


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