Definitions

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  • n. The act of lavishing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of lavishing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of lavishing; profuse bestowal or expenditure; prodigality.

Etymologies

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lavish +‎ -ment

Examples

  • What a lavishment of effort and technique, no refinement spared—the equivalent, Edgar thinks, of medieval church architecture.

    Underworld

  • Her disposition was of the sweetest description, and fully justified the lavishment of the fond parental affection with which she was blessed; while her amiability was only equalled by her dutiful attention and consideration of the smallest wish of her kind and doating parent.

    Fern Vale (Volume 1) or the Queensland Squatter

  • Does love then bring disgrace, and ruin, and dishonor upon the object of its lavishment?

    A Fool There Was

  • The pleasure of the work and the pride in a production well done will amply repay an ungrudging lavishment of time and labor.

    The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays

  • The pity of her worship grows, as the reader of his life, and hers, realizes how little return in demonstrative affection she received as the reward for her vast, and continuous lavishment of love.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

  • The overplus of men made them amenable to the commands of the women, who often dominated in permanent alliances, demanding lavishment of wealth and attention from their husbands.

    White Shadows in the South Seas

  • Rosamond had to make her little confession, and he poured out words of gratitude and tenderness with impulsive lavishment.

    Middlemarch

  • In the lavishment of his love, richer of its long accumulation, he was faithful to his duty of teacher, and was amply rewarded by her progress in study.

    The Prince of India — Volume 01

  • It is difficult to write a proper consideration of a novel describing with a lavishment of detail the adventures of a distressed rectum.

    Slate Magazine

  • It was for him the painted eyelids drooped lowest over the lustrous almond eyes; for him the love-stories caught from the professionals abounding in the streets of Alexandria were repeated with emphasis and lavishment of poetry; for him endless exclamations of sympathy, and smiles, and little privileges with hand and hair and cheek and lips, and songs of the Nile, and displays of jewelry, and subtleties of lace in veils and scarfs, and other subtleties not less exquisite in flosses of Indian silk.

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ

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