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  • n. the state of being imitative; imitation

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or quality of being imitative.


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  • Still it would not be fair to speak in these terms of praise without pointing out the transparent imitativeness which is common to all these poems.

    Authors and Friends

  • Narrowing the process down to impersonation should make clear that Plato finds a Sophist's imitativeness much like a poet's.

    Plato's Aesthetics

  • From pure imitativeness he jeers at things which in fact he believes in.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • Imitation of models (unlike unconscious, unperceived, spontaneous influences by one society on another) leads to arti - ficiality, feeble imitativeness, degraded art and life.


  • The imitativeness of the young child is so great that he will repeat in almost every detail all the actions of his nurse as she carries out the daily routine.

    The Nervous Child

  • Doll, child's care of, an example of imitativeness educative value of

    The Nervous Child

  • At the age, then, of two or three the first quality of the child which may arrest our attention is his extreme imitativeness.

    The Nervous Child

  • We may pass from considering the imitativeness of the child to study a second and closely related quality, his suggestibility.

    The Nervous Child

  • Speech, beginnings of facility with which local accent is acquired imitativeness of infant's reasoning power present before advent of influence of nurses and mothers on tone and manner of

    The Nervous Child

  • Action, imitativeness of liberty of, in early childhood

    The Nervous Child


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