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- noun See
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- adjective In the ton; fashionable; modish.
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- adjective dated
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This gentleman also, in common with the rest of his tonnish brethren, is now daily, though unconsciously, hoarding up
These tonnish people, cordially as I despise them, lead the world; and if one has not a few of them in one's train, 'twere as well turn hermit.
And, in the next saunter of the tonnish triumvirs, Lord Newford, suddenly seeing with whom she was associated, stopt, and looking at her with an air of surprise, exclaimed, 'God bless me!
Reggie Carmarthen stood in Hyde Park beyond the end of Rotten Row, and studied the tonnish females currently gathered about the Avenue with a distinctly jaundiced eye.
He possessed an even temperament, was not given to excess in any sphere, was experienced and assured in all tonnish matters, and was handsome enough — admittedly not the sort who drew eyes or stood out in a crowd, yet the ladies with whom he'd shared liaisons over the years had never complained.
Gritting his teeth, Jemmy climbed up, doing his best to look as capable as any knight errant, but his tonnish intentions only got him into trouble.
They hadn't met for some years; he suspected she avoided tonnish gatherings.
It had been years since she'd graced tonnish entertainments — years since she'd worried about such things as compromising situations.
He knew far too much of women, tonnish ladies especially, to take her acceptance for granted.
He felt more at home, certainly more engaged than he did at similar purely tonnish gatherings.