Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of urbanity.

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Examples

  • The night was a fantastic success, encouraging the audience to not only craft their own stories, but to take time to listen to their fellow urbanities.

    Ariston Anderson: Salman Rushdie and the Legend of the MOTH

  • But the reality is that urbanities tend to walk 15 to 30 minutes more each day than their suburban counterparts.

    Skinny and the City

  • News at Eleven: Both books, therefore, underline the variety of grape in the Australian vineyard, so much so that it is impossible to generalise about the poets' styles and concerns, except perhaps to say that the lyric is alive and kicking and that Australian urbanities, as expressed in poetry, are cosmopolitan and open to the rest of the world.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • And now it can be a device to help those urbanities actually find a place to eat with the launch of Urbanspoon for BlackBerry.

    2009 November

  • His bluff, unconventional, easygoing manners, natural to men brought up in new countries and intensified by his early association with the buccaneers, may have been distasteful to a courtier accustomed to the urbanities of

    The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century

  • The action of all the novels of the Howells school goes on within four walls of painted canvas; they begin to shock once they describe an attack of asthma or a steak burning below stairs; they never penetrate beneath the flow of social concealments and urbanities to the passions that actually move men and women to their acts, and the great forces that circumscribe and condition personality.

    A Book of Prefaces

  • It is the custom in Russia for the great ladies, even at their own houses, to go into table before the guests, so that the Princess Dolgoruki and others would take me by the arm, in order that I might go in at the same time as they, for it would be impossible to exceed the Russian ladies in the urbanities of good society.

    Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun

  • If he lacks the urbanities which embellish conversation, he is correspondingly free from the brutalities which degrade it.

    Americans and Others

  • I have been in thousands of homes where the amenities and urbanities of life were practiced by the different members of the family with uniform and beautiful consistency.

    The Negro and the White Man

  • There are no amenities or urbanities of life in Murglebed to choke the growth of the Idea.

    Simon the Jester

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