Definition of Manliest
1. Adjective. (superlative of manly) ¹
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Definition of Manliest
1. manly [adj] - See also: manly
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Literary usage of Manliest
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1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"79. You ask me to "describe the Browning Society, and set forth its work to date." . . . Our main reasons for starting the Society were, that the manliest, ..."
2. Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne (1903)
"... double - riveted and copper - fastened—Through the looking-glass—Men only of the manliest sort—The lady-paramount—Hands which were true works of art ..."
3. Life and Letters of Edwin Lawrence Godkin by Edwin Lawrence Godkin (1907)
"... inspire only frivolous attachments, while your qualities justify the manliest. But I don't mean to argue the case, I only desire to say come and enjoy ..."
4. The British Quarterly Review by Robert Vaughan, Henry Allon (1869)
"... the gratuitous humiliation, the unmerited apology, of one of England's manliest sons, her noblest philanthropists, and loftiest orators—John Bright. ..."
5. Parodies of the Works of English & American Authors by Walter Hamilton (1887)
"His heart was kind and soft ; Faithful below he did his duty, His form was of the manliest beauty. But now he's gone aloft. Tom never from his word departed ..."
6. The Verbalist: A Manual Devoted to Brief Disenssions of the Right and the by Thomas Embley Osmun (1909)
"... He [Grant] was the manliest man I ever knew [have known]." — Com. French. " His [Grant's] was one of the happiest dispositions I ever knew [have known]. ..."
7. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, Joseph Nightingale, James Norris Brewer, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris, Edward Wedlake Brayley (1805)
"The British King, Arthur, is also said to have been crowned here; but with manliest error,* rubble (from the ground) great pains appeared to have been taken ..."