Definition of Floridest
1. florid [adj] - See also: florid
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Floridest
Literary usage of Floridest
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The British Essayists;: With Prefaces, Historical and Biographical, by Alexander Chalmers (1808)
"... he assured me, with a countenance of the floridest melancholy I ever beheld, that a general vitrification had begun to take place in his person; ..."
2. Ecclesiastical Memorials; Relating Chiefly to Religion, and the Reformation by John Strype (1822)
"The sermon was made by the Bishop of Chichester ; who was esteemed, of all the Bishops, the floridest preacher. Her Highness being brought to her traverse, ..."
3. The Life of the Learned Sir Thomas Smith, Kt.D.C.L., Principal Secretary of by John Strype (1820)
"He was noted to be one of the three there, that were the great masters of the Ascham. English tongue. And so one of the floridest members of that University ..."
4. Richard Strauss, the Man and His Works by Henry Theophilus Finck (1917)
"... and make-up of the orchestra, and the introduction of colorature — florid song of the floridest kind in a Strauss opera, of all places in the world! ..."
5. The Life and Acts of John Whitgift, D.D., the Third and Last Lord Archbishop by John Strype (1821)
"... floridest wits there, where he was Chancellor. To him I have seen letters of Clerk's writing, styling him his Lord and Master. ..."
6. The Life of the Learned Sir John Cheke, Kt., First Instructor, Afterwards by John Strype, William Elstob (1821)
"Leland, one of the floridest scholars there, teaches as much, whilst he submits his epigrams to his censure, and bids his book strive to make itself ..."