Definition of Offishness

1. [n -ES]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Offishness

officiator
officiators
officinal
officinals
officious
officiously
officiousness
officiousnesses
offie
offies
offing
offings
offish
offishly
offishness (current term)
offishnesses
offkey
offlead
offlet
offline
offlist
offload
offloaded
offloader
offloaders
offloading
offloads
offpeak
offprint

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. ..."

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