Definition of Motliest
1. motley [adj] - See also: motley
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Literary usage of Motliest
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Innocents Abroad: Or, The New Pilgrim's Progress : Being Some Account of by Mark Twain (1899)
"... Chiaja (whatever that may mean) ; and for two hours one may stand there and see the motliest and the worst-mixed procession go by that ever eyes beheld. ..."
2. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1899)
"... all Naples turns out to drive on the Riviera di Chiaja (whatever that may mean) ; and for two hours one may stand there and see the motliest and the ..."
3. Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, John Sibree (1902)
"On every hand there is the motliest throng of events drawing us within the circle of its interest, and when one combination vanishes another immediately ..."
4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1868)
"We took the places assigned to us, and sat down amongst the very motliest company it was ever my fortune to forgather with. They were all men, ..."
5. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1875)
"... confessed to myself that it was the motliest scene I ever witnessed, or expected to witness. Immediately about me were a dozen or so of prisoners, ..."
6. Familiar Allusions: A Hand-book of Miscellaneous Information Including the by William Adolphus Wheeler, Charles Gardner Wheeler (1894)
"... and for two hours one may stand there and see the motliest and the worst mixed procession go hy that ever eyes beheld. Princes (there are more princes ..."