exquisiteness[ ik-skwiz-it, ek-skwi-zit ]SEE DEFINITION OF exquisiteness
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The exquisiteness of the decadent efflorescence of a passing race.
But they have the exquisiteness of Tanagra figures and are as complete.
The faulty conception is not redeemed by the exquisiteness of the poetry.
But none are more emphatically marked by the note of exquisiteness.
And his self-distrust was even then recognized as well as his exquisiteness.
Exquisiteness of quality is its most attractive characteristic.
She was thinking of him and the smartness of his habit, and the exquisiteness of this moment.
Betty, in seeing it, knew all the exquisiteness of her own pleasure, and all the meanings of it.
Her eyes met his slowly, and for a moment he felt a pleasure acute with the exquisiteness of pain.
For the exquisiteness of a writer like Mr. Henry James he has the keenest insight, the warmest appreciation.
early 15c., "carefully selected," from Latin exquisitus "carefully sought out," thus, "choice," from past participle of exquirere "search out thoroughly," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + quaerere "to seek" (see query (v.)).
Of any thing (good or bad, torture as well as art) brought to a highly wrought condition, sometimes shading into disapproval. A vogue word 15c.-18c., given wide extensions of meaning, none of which survives. The main modern sense of "of consummate and delightful excellence" is first attested 1579, in Lyly's "Euphues." Related: Exquisitely; exquisiteness. The noun meaning "a dandy, fop" is from 1819.
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