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Lexicographical Neighbors of Offishness
Literary usage of Offishness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Things I Have Seen and People I Have Known by George Augustus Sala (1894)
"... Clubs— Thackeray as an Adviser—His Conversation—An Accession of "Stand-offishness"—Starting Cornhill—Mr. George Smith's Banquets—-Thackeray's Lecturing ..."
2. The Writings of Bret Harte by Bret Harte (1896)
"Whose offishness t " asked the lady. ... offishness,—Horseley 's the name of the man I'm talkin' about. Well, hearin' that, he says: ' You hold on, Hays, ..."
3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1903)
"The suspicious offishness of many at the high school age, their contrariness and unwillingness to receive the least dictation; the sensitiveness and ..."
4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1862)
"There was a certain stand-offishness about her which made them hold their tongues. They treated her with much respect, as her new position demanded. ..."