from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the costume of the seventeenth century, a partial wig; a front of curls, or the like, worn by women when not in full dress.


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  • "_Chez Obermann la sensibilité est active, l'intelligence est paresseuse ou insuffisante. _"

    Amiel's Journal

  • I hope he will obtain subscriptions enough to effect his plan of engraving them -- my last letter from Mde de Corny is of antient date. she always told me you were très paresseuse, therefore I can count only [unclear:] hearing from you thro 'mrs Hamilton. even this will always be a great pleasure to me. be so good as to present my respects to mr

    Letter to Angelica Schuyler Church (June 23, 1790)

  • Ça m'ennuie mais j'avoue que je suis paresseuse lorsque j'écris: pas de relecture, pas de réécriture, j'écris et je publie, voilà c'est fait.

    Climb to the Stars

  • “Men of all times,” says he, “have been troubled by a sophism, which the ancients called the ‘_raison paresseuse_,’ because it induces them to do nothing, or at least to concern themselves about nothing, and to follow only the present inclination to pleasure.

    A Theodicy, or, Vindication of the Divine Glory


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