Definition of Matiness
1. friendliness [n -ES] - See also: friendliness
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matiness
Literary usage of Matiness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Percy Anecdotes by Sholto Percy (1839)
"... that inflames ta matiness. His acquaintance with this high-born dame gave wit no opportunity of boasting its influence : she was not to be subdued by ..."
2. History of the Female Sex: Comprising a View of the Habits, Manners, and by Christoph Meiners (1808)
"... and all besides him nothing ; and regarding it as the height of matiness to think or aet in any other way. ..."
3. Theatrical and Circus Life: Or, Secrets of the Stage, Green-room and Sawdust by John Joseph Jennings (1882)
"Females of this class in the East make it their business to frequent the matiness, where with the assistance of the ushers, whom they remunerate handsomely ..."