Definition of Flightinesses
1. flightiness [n] - See also: flightiness
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Literary usage of Flightinesses
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Retrospections of America, 1797-1811 by John Bernard, Laurence Hutton, Brander Matthews (1886)
"Whenever this circumstance was recalled, the doctor used to shake his head good - humoredly, and reply: "Ah, of all my youthful flightinesses, that is the ..."
2. Yale Lectures on Preaching: And Other Writings by Nathaniel Judson Burton (1888)
"But here you may ask me : Do not these flightinesses of mysticism show that the doctrine of God's direct light in the mind is a false doctrine ? ..."
3. The Life of Sir Harry Parkes: K.C.B., G.C.M.G., Sometime Her Majesty's by Stanley Lane-Poole, Frederick Victor Dickins (1894)
"... with all their faults there is much more steadiness and logic in the Chinese than U:n their high flightinesses the sons of the land of the sing sun. ..."
4. Quaint Korea by Louise Jordan Miln (1895)
"... flightinesses the sons of the land of the Rising Sun." Yes; the Japanese have a graceful knack of quietly getting the best of most bargains, ..."
5. Imaginative Biography by Sir Egerton Brydges (1834)
"... her docility, gentleness, and attentions to him grew every day upon his heart. Ferrers had gone away in one of his moody flightinesses, ..."