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  • Abigail and I have been here for a number of days and we have been entertained by some of her splendacious friends, to use Thackeray's adjective for American fashion; and the impression it all makes on me is beyond description.

    Children of the Market Place Edgar Lee Masters 1909

  • Whoopin 'up the hill splendacious, playin' tiggie with the Turk.

    'Hello, Soldier!' Khaki Verse Edward Dyson 1898

  • Well, he give me a splendacious suit of noo clo'es, an

    The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands 1859

  • The weather, as O'Rook said, "was splendacious, almost equal to that of ould Ireland."

    Philosopher Jack 1859

  • 'Capital stables -- excellent stables!' replied the shooter; 'stalls six feet in the clear, by twelve dip (deep), iron racks, oak stall-posts covered with zinc, beautiful oats, capital beans, splendacious hay -- won without a shower!'

    Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour Robert Smith Surtees 1833

  • Folks may crow all they want about the roar of Niagara or the growlin’ of the sea—but give me a splendacious peal o’ stormbrewed thunder and your other nat’ral music is no more than a penny whistle is to a church organ!

    Nevermore Harold Schechter 1999


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  • Now there's a splendacious word! Has anyone done a list of reflexive words?

    November 4, 2007