Definition of Quite an
1. Adverb. Of an unusually noticeable or exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative). "We've had quite an afternoon"
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Literary usage of Quite an
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1. The Daring Adventures of Kit Carson and Fremont, Among Buffaloes, Grizzlies by John Charles Frémont (1888)
"After thinking a while he left, and came back fetching quite an intelligent looking youth. He said that this young man had met with the whites and gave us ..."
2. A Sketch of the History of Attleborough: From Its Settlement to the Division by John Daggett, Amelia Daggett Shellfield (1894)
"At one time, and for quite an extended period, Mr. Daggett was obliged to keep the mill running night and day, with two full sets of workmen, to enable him ..."