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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COZINESS

She led the way into that little room, which was fairly encumbered with coziness.

Yet, in spite of its coziness, I thought it had a dreary look.

When they returned home the coziness of their hour together was lost.

She looked about her, indeed, with a certain appreciation of its coziness and adequacy.

Intimate life was here, striking the note of coziness of Luxor.

Again the warmth and coziness of the little room enveloped him.

There seems to have been a regret on the first opening of the Exchange for the coziness and quiet comfort of the old building.

The bedroom, dark, cluttered by too great an attempt at coziness, had grown a little shabby.

Outside, the heavy snow continued to drive past frosted window-panes, but within all was warmth and coziness.

Everything looked livable; there was warmth and coziness and refinement in the different rooms.

WORD ORIGIN

1709, colsie, Scottish dialect, perhaps of Scandinavian origin (cf. Norwegian kose seg "be cozy"). In Britain, usually cosy. Related: Cozily; coziness.

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