Definition of Flatnesses
1. flatness [n] - See also: flatness
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Literary usage of Flatnesses
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"... leave the spectator, or indeed the reader, not quite uninterested, not by any means cold, and not even wholly contemptuous even of the flatnesses and ..."
2. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1904)
"... ,flatnesses; he lacked the power to finish ; he offended by a hundred careless impertinences; but his whole being was an altar on which the flame of ..."
3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1817)
"We take no notice of occasional improprieties and flatnesses of expression, amid the general spirit with which the reports arc executed: but the blundering ..."
4. A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1900) by George Saintsbury (1906)
""Tommy's dead," the lament of a father over his son, is too long, it has frequent flatnesses, repetitions that do not add to the effect, bits of mere gush, ..."