Definition of Adonising
1. adonise [v] - See also: adonise
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Literary usage of Adonising
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."