Definition of Poltrooneries

1. Noun. (plural of poltroonery) ¹



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Definition of Poltrooneries

1. poltroonery [n] - See also: poltroonery

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poltrooneries

polted
poltergeist
poltergeister
poltergeistic
poltergeistism
poltergeistlike
poltergeists
poltergeisty
poltfeet
poltfoot
polting
poltinnik
poltinniks
poltophagy
poltroon
poltrooneries (current term)
poltroonery
poltroonish
poltroons
polts
poluria
polus
polus anterior bulbi oculi
polus anterior lentis
polus frontalis cerebri
polus occipitalis cerebri
polus posterior bulbi oculi
polus posterior lentis
polus temporalis cerebri
polverine

Literary usage of Poltrooneries

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1. The History of France from the Earliest Times to 1848 by Guizot (François), Witt (Henriette Elizabeth) (1885)
"... though he "all but died of terror," and, at the cardinal's demand, he soon brought all those poltrooneries written out in the duke of Orleans' own hand. ..."

2. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1865)
"... and impious poltrooneries ' at home, the punctual payment abroad of subsidies which under the reign of Newcastle had been promised and not paid at all, ..."

3. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1865)
"Greatly contemptuous of Newcastle and the Pla"titudes and poltrooneries; and still a good deal in the Opposition strain, — and nut always tempering the wind ..."

4. Modern Studies by Oliver Elton (1907)
"The reigning vices and poltrooneries are superseded by justice and truth. This new earth Bruno's ironic and ..."

5. United States: From the Landing of Columbus to the Signing of the Peace by Julian Hawthorne (1898)
"... and, in spite of the entreaties of Macdowell, marched back to "Washington. Such are the incredible poltrooneries occasionally to be seen in war. ..."

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