Definition of Preciosities

1. Noun. (plural of preciosity) ¹



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Definition of Preciosities

1. preciosity [n] - See also: preciosity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preciosities

prechills
prechlorination
prechoose
prechooses
prechoosing
prechordal
prechose
prechosen
precieuse
precieux
precinct
precinct committeeman
precinct committeemen
precincts
precinema
preciosities (current term)
preciosity
precious
precious coral
precious metal
precious metals
precious stone
precious stones
preciouses
preciously
preciousness
preciousnesses
precip
precipe
precipes

Literary usage of Preciosities

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1. The Autobiography of Goethe: Truth and Poetry, from My Own Life by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1900)
"Such preciosities and wealth are a species of house-gods, towards which the crowd devoutly and eagerly bend their eyes. When, now, such acquisitions are not ..."

2. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"The index or forefinger was too naked whereto to commit their preciosities, and hath the tuition of the thumb scarce unto the second joint. ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1891)
"... doubtless afforded a field for the inventive genius of the fraud- mongers ; but such "preciosities" were not exactly within the province of fine art, ..."

4. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"... in our day, "reckoned a safe place for the Saxon Archives and preciosities. Impregnable to gunpowder artillery ; not to be had except by hunger. ..."

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