from The Century Dictionary.

  • Primly silent; prim; demure; precise; affectedly modest; quiet; mute: also used adverbially.

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  • noun informal A Roman numeral representing one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine (1999).


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  • Though Plato therefore hates to acknowledge that poems contain any beauty, he does not go so far as to call mimêsis beauty's opposite and accuse poems or paintings of ugliness.

    Plato's Aesthetics Pappas, Nickolas 2008

  • In addition to Frogs with its face-off between Aeschylus and Euripides there is the more obscure Women Celebrating the Thesmophoria, which calls mimêsis a disruption of life and opposes it to nature.

    Plato's Aesthetics Pappas, Nickolas 2008

  • 'By gar,' he says, ''tis a disgrace to th' mim'ries iv thim devoted dead who died f'r their counthry, 'he says.

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen Finley Peter Dunne 1901

  • He was wan iv th 'first men up San Joon Hill on th' mim'rable day.

    Observations By Mr. Dooley Finley Peter Dunne 1901

  • Does this also relate to the book's made-up slang ( "mim" for crime victim, "monkey" for crack), and its suppression of topical detail in general?

    Books news, reviews and author interviews | Christopher Tayler 2009

  • It is the only surah which does not contain any letter "mim" [7] The number of times the 7 heavens are mentioned is 7 and the number of times the phrase "established on His Throne" is also 7 [8] Surah Yasin (the heart of the Qur'an) contains 7 'mubin'.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows 2008

  • On September 9th 2009, layza lemos de castro wrote: olha o chris brown fez uma corvadiar com a minha cantora preferida: eu tambem gosto muito do chris brown mais agora ele errou feio ele deve ser preso pela lei maria da penha por agredi uma mulher aqui deixo meu comentario eu te amooo rihanna mim mandar um beijo eu te dollo eu e meus amigos fizemo um fa clube para vc somente para vc!!!!

    Chris Brown “Graffiti” Album Cover Art Attracts Wrath Of TwitCritics 2009

  • Why is he no longer a hardcore independent teabagger? mim Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame 2010

  • Secondly, your idea that such people swill wine at cocktail parties while listening to U2 and discussing Foucault is such an absurd caricature, an amalgamation of strawmen, that it makes you seem ridiculous and detracts from your critique of modernity and our culture. mim says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The Brie Factor 2010

  • O filme é lindo o livro melhorrrrr ainda e aqui no Brasil já estamos na espera do próximo “eclipse” que pra mim foi o melhor livro e que une os 3 personagens espero ver Michael Sheen novamente ele é ótimo.

    Michael Sheen: Interview with 'New Moon' star on fitting in with the cast | 2009


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  • Code for Merimbula Airport, Merimbula, Australia.

    December 31, 2009

  • (adjective) - Prudish, prim, and discreetly silent, applied only to women; or contemptuously to effeminate men, as in the phrase, "He's as mim as a maiden." In this sense the word is distinguished from mum, which means silent, or secret only, without reference to sex, as in the current slang, "mum's the word" . . . The word mim has a meaning of its own, which should preserve it in the language. It is derived by some authorities from the Greek mimeo, to imitate by action without speaking; whence mimicry, mimic, and pantomime.

    --Charles Mackay's Lost Beauties of the English Language, 1874

    January 16, 2018