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Definition of Kittenishness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Kittenishness
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1. Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley (1922)
"He himself felt a certain kittenishness sporting within him; but it was, like all his emotions, rather a theoretical feeling; ..."
2. Westward Hoboes by Winifred Hawkridge Dixon (1921)
"He never looked back at us, nor showed any of the kittenishness common to the male at such moments, but every five minutes issued a solitary sentence, ..."
3. The British in Iowa by Jacob Van der Zee, State Historical Society of Iowa (1922)
"who, after relating his adventures as a duck- hunter, dashed "with refreshing kittenishness into the great hired-girl problem" and made "some surprising ..."
4. Today's Short Stories Analyzed: An Informal Encyclopedia of Short Story Art by Robert Wilson Neal (1918)
"Miss Pamela Duddy sidled into the elbow of the piano with a most attractive kittenishness and waited for the prelude to be done. This required some time, ..."
5. Peck's Sunshine: Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun by George Wilbur Peck (1882)
"... occasion calls for kittenishness. Gazing into the crystal waters of Rock River, it occurred to him that he would take a bath, so he disrobed himself, ..."
6. A Book of Prefaces by Henry Louis Mencken (1917)
"William Dean Howells, despite a certain jauntiness and even kittenishness of manner, is spiritually of that company. For all his phosphorescent heresies, ..."