Definition of Officiousnesses

1. officiousness [n] - See also: officiousness



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Officiousnesses

officiary
officiate
officiated
officiates
officiating
officiation
officiations
officiator
officiators
officinal
officinals
officious
officiously
officiousness
officiousnesses (current term)
offie
offies
offing
offings
offish
offishly
offishness
offishnesses
offkey
offlead
offlet
offline
offlist
offload

Literary usage of Officiousnesses

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index, and by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1853)
"A woman's man is very knowing in all that passes from one family to another, has little pretty officiousnesses, is not at a loss what is good for a cold, ..."

2. Letters to Severall Persons of Honour by John Donne (1910)
"... are made of the smallest particles, so the strongest friendships may be made of often iterating small officiousnesses, I feel I can be good for nothing. ..."

3. The British Essayists: With Prefaces, Historical and Biographical by Alexander Chalmers (1808)
"A woman's man is very knowing iii all that passes from one family to another, ha* pretty little officiousnesses, is not at a loss what is good for a cold, ..."

4. The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1900)
"A woman's man is very knowing in all that passes from one family to another, has pretty little officiousnesses, is not at a loss what is good for a cold, ..."

5. The British Essayists by James Ferguson (1823)
"A woman's man is very knowing in all that passes from one family to another, has pretty little officiousnesses, is not at a loss what is good for a cold, ..."

6. The Works of Thomas Secker, LL.D.: Late Lord Archbishop of Canterbury by Thomas Secker, Beilby Porteus (1825)
"... abject flattery with a third sort, and little officiousnesses. well-chosen and well- timed, with a fourth. By such as excel in these arts only, ..."

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