Definition of Quite a

1. Adverb. Of an unusually noticeable or exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative). "We've had quite an afternoon"

Exact synonyms: Quite, Quite An



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quite A

quit-rent
quit claim deed
quit rent
quitch
quitched
quitches
quitching
quitclaim
quitclaim deed
quitclaimed
quitclaiming
quitclaims
quite
quite a (current term)
quite a bit
quite a few
quite a little
quite an
quited
quites
quiting
quitline
quitlines
quitly
quitrent
quitrents
quits
quitsies

Literary usage of Quite a

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray (1893)
"quite a SENTIMENTAL CHAPTER. WE must now take leave of Arcadia, and those amiable people practising the rural virtues there, and travel back to London, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"If one were to ask for the catalogue of culinary literature in any large public library in America, it would be found to be quite a volume, so rapidly has ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... portrait of an old man, and a lawsuit in 1660 revealed the fact that he had also produced when quite a youth a series of heads exceedingly well painted. ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"remember thy father told me how often thou hadst played the settler in the woods when thou wast quite a little girl." " I trust thou art," he rejoined ..."

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