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  • Ia manawa, popoi mai la ke anu i ka aha lealea a puni ka papai kilu, a kau mai la maluna o ka aha ka pilikia a hiki i ka wanaao, haalele o Poliahu ma ia Kauai.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • I had intended to go into details of the horrible descent, but the "pilikia" is over now, and Halemanu claps me on the shoulder with an approving smile, ejaculating, "Maikai, maikai"

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • He mea maopopo, ua ho'opa'i 'ia ko kākou mau kūpuna no ka ho'opuka' ana i ka 'ōlelo Hawai'i ma loko o ke kula, a ua nuku' ia nā mākua no ka ho'oponopono 'ole' ana i kēia "pilikia".

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  • And when they had broached the matter, there was more pilikia

    SHIN-BONES

  • I hope you don't venture out to Lualualei Beach though-da kine beach pilikia!

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  • The fact of the late king dying without naming a successor was pre-eminently a pilikia, and it would be a serious pilikia if a horse were to lose a shoe on the way to

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • There is one native word in such universal use that I already find I cannot get on without it, pilikia.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • If he said, "I'll look at the connection," men watched admiringly as he did so; but if he said, "Too much pilikia," everyone waited.

    Hawaii

  • He drove Kamejiro out of the cabin and into the pineapple fields, announcing to 'the others: "Soy-sauce pilikia paul Plenty paul"

    Hawaii

  • "I've just been having a lot of pilikia," she announced.

    The House Without a Key

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