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Definition of Factitiousness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Factitiousness
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"There the evidence will be unobscured either by the pyrotechnics of Mendelian formulae, or by the factitiousness of abnormal stimuli. ..."
2. The Cambridge History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent (1918)
"The popularity of Hiawatha is not undeserved, however, since novelty and quaintness may well be set over against facility and factitiousness, and since, ..."
3. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"... cursing the manufacturing towns for imprisoning bodies in smoke and mud, and souls in falsehood and factitiousness;—while it contrasts, with that satire ..."
4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1908)
"... large and clear sign that the era of a mechanical factitiousness was drawing to a close, and that American politics would before long be penetrated by a ..."
5. Literary Friends and Acquaintance: A Personal Retrospect of American Authorship by William Dean Howells (1900)
"... and bore me down with his heavier metal in argument when I opposed to Alarcon's factitiousness the delightful genuineness of Valdés. ..."
6. The Bookman (1905)
"Hence, in default of personal integrity, that singular air of factitiousness about the whole man, noticeable already in ..."