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Lexicographical Neighbors of Finicalness
Literary usage of Finicalness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1821)
"... to the simplicity of the original, without distorting it by that wretched finicalness with which bad taste depraves the structure it aims to embellish. ..."
2. The History of Henry Fielding by Wilbur Lucius Cross (1918)
"He was, moreover, a man of gallantry; at the age of seventy he had the finicalness of Sir Courtly Nice, with the roughness of Surly; and while he was deaf ..."
3. A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1900) by George Saintsbury (1906)
"... the exquisiteness of the poet's touch in music and in painting, in fancy and in form, did sometimes pass into something like finicalness, into what is ..."
4. The Mirror (1803)
"... perhaps, carry their attention to their children beyond the rules of propriety ; but, had it not been for this finicalness of mind in Mr. Fleetwood, ..."