vividities

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vividities pl

  1. plural form of vividity
    • 1823: AUTHOR UNKNOWN, The Lady’s magazine (and museum). Improved ser., enlarged, p266
      …and the vividities of passion, the writer may not have known how to procure the morrow’s sustenance.
    • 1925: Joseph Conrad, The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad, p255 (Nota bene: this citation and every one of those marked with a superscribed obelus (†) are identical copies of Joseph Conrad’s unfinished last novel “Suspense” (published posthumously in 1925))
      At every momentary pause in his long and fantastic adventure it returned with its splendid charm and glorious serenity, resembling the power of a great and unfathomable love whose tenderness like a sacred spell lays to rest all the vividities and all the violences of passionate desire.
    • 1977: Angus Wilson & John Holloway, Writers of East Anglia, p120
      We are the echoes from the planets,
        the blackbody vividities,
        and the high-energy tailing
        that flows from the springs of time. [ …]
    • 1995: Joseph Conrad, The Collected Works of Joseph Conrad, p255
      At every momentary pause in his long and fantastic adventure it returned with its splendid charm and glorious serenity, resembling the power of a great and unfathomable love whose tenderness like a sacred spell lays to rest all the vividities and all the violences of passionate desire.

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