Definition of Crossnesses
1. crossness [n] - See also: crossness
Lexicographical Neighbors of Crossnesses
Literary usage of Crossnesses
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1862)
"... and all his little crossnesses and complainings; she could put up with all, and be happy through all, if only she had him with her and loving her. ..."
2. The Working Principles of Rhetoric Examined in Their Literary Relations and by John Franklin Genung (1900)
"As regards copiousness of selection, then, a safe rule is, 1 " Marble, paint, and language, the pen, the needle, and the brush, all have their crossnesses, ..."
3. The British Essayists: With Prefaces Biographical, Historical and Critical by Lionel Thomas Berguer (1823)
"... and accommodation superseded the Crossnesses of vulgar manner. The imperceptible concatenation went on, conducting alike the gay and the grave, ..."
4. The Book of Nature by John Mason Good (1837)
"A few crossnesses, indeed, which it is wonderful they should ;er have allowed, deformed the whole ..."
5. Essays and English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson, ( (1909)
"With these crossnesses, we complacently compare our own taste and decorum. We think and speak with more temperance and gradation,—but is not ..."