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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Coming or following in close succession; crowding.

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Examples

  • While Count Robert was thus reflecting upon his condition, and combating the thick-coming doubts and suspicions which its uncertainties gave rise to, he began to be sensible that he had not eaten for many hours; and amidst many doubts and fears of a more heroic nature, he half entertained a lurking suspicion, that they meant to let hunger undermine his strength before they adventured into the apartment to deal with him.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • In a musing mood, Roland Graeme upon the ensuing morning betook himself to the battlements of the Castle, as a spot where he might indulge the course of his thick-coming fancies with least chance of interruption.

    The Abbot

  • They had, however, their own peculiar superstitions, which overclouded the mind with thick-coming fancies, as completely as the puritanism of their neighbours.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • The thick-coming fancies poured and brightened in her head like the smoke and flames upon the hearth.

    Lay Morals

  • Yet, even then, I have checked thick-coming fears with one thought; I would not fear death, for the emotions that linked us must be immortal.

    The Last Man

  • In the earlier portions of his career a buoyant humour bore him up; and amid thick-coming shapes of ill he bated no jot of heart or hope.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • He grasps and holds and sustains them amidst the multiplicity of upflying thoughts and thick-coming fancies; -- no matter how subtile or how aspiring they may be, he fastens them in the chamber of his imagination until his distant purpose is accomplished, and he has found a language for them which the world will understand.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859

  • The solitary flower that blossoms by the way-side, the rivulet far away amid the hills, is but the starting point of that wondrous chain of thick-coming fancies, that fill his eyes with light, and his ear with harmony; as if multitudes of angels were hovering around, and he heard on every side the rustling of their wings.

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844 Volume 23, Number 1

  • His hours were again vacant to his thick-coming fancies.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1867

  • In strolls along these wood-walks, thick-coming fancies rose to her mind, and gradually assumed the forms in which they came forth to the world.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters A Family Record

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