Definition of Adonising

1. adonise [v] - See also: adonise



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adonising

adolescent medicine
adolescent nutrition
adolescent psychiatry
adolescent psychology
adolescent round back
adolescently
adolescents
adolesces
adolescing
adonis
adonis blue
adonis blues
adonise
adonised
adonises
adonising (current term)
adonist
adonists
adonitol
adonize
adonized
adonizes
adonizing
adoors
adopt
adopt out
adoptabilities
adoptability
adoptable
adopted

Literary usage of Adonising

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1. The Life of John Randolph of Roanoke by Hugh A. Garland (1851)
"‘— who lounges from place to place, and spends more time in ‘adonising' his person, even in a morning, ..."

2. Theatrical Management in the West and South for Thirty Years by Solomon Smith (1868)
"He was adonising before a large mirror, and combing up my whiskers at a devil of a rate. "Ah ! there you are, old fellow," said he, speaking to my ..."

3. Slang: A Dictionary of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, the Pit, Or Bon-ton by John Badcock (1823)
"... but now confined to lasses and dandies who may have emerged from a recent state of filth, after adonising their persons an hour or two. ..."

4. Slang, a Dictionary of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, the Pit, of Bon-Ton by John Badcock (1823)
"... emerged from a recent state of filth, after adonising their persons an hour or two. Tiff—' a tiff,' is to take offence at small cause, or none at all; ..."

5. The Phreno-magnet, and Mirror of Nature: A Record of Facts, Experiments, and by Spencer Timothy Hall (1843)
"... adonising. On touching Comparison, Time, and Language, John moved his fingers as if keeping time, and said, " They all dance alike. ..."

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