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  • generally small, growth of shrubs, bushes or small trees; a copse. 1891, Oscar Wilde, chapter 18, The Picture of Dorian Gray: Suddenly from a lumpy tussock
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  • Translations Dorian A male given name, apparently first used by Oscar Wilde in his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891). Doric Dorian mode Hellenic
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  • very pressing business.” Insistent, earnest, or persistent. 1891, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 2, You are very pressing, Basil, but
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  • located outside of urban areas, used as a retreat from city life. 1909, Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband, Act 3: One of those utterly tedious amusements one
    1 KB (77 words) - 16:54, 18 January 2016
  • pressing, driving. (now rare) Aggressively assertive; pushy. 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Ch.XV: Mrs. Erlynne, a pushing nobody, with
    1 KB (132 words) - 08:24, 23 December 2015
  • Laburnum. They have bright yellow flowers and are poisonous. 1891, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray: Lord Henry Wotton could just catch the
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  • that something, often of undesirable nature, is going to happen. 1891, Oscar Wilde, “XVIII”, in The Picture of Dorian Gray: This unfortunate accident
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  • another as to be beyond comparison; matchless or unsurpassed. c. 1905, Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, (1909), Robert Baldwin Ross, ed., page 112: I know of
    3 KB (172 words) - 02:32, 19 January 2016
  • superlative most garrulous) Excessively or tiresomely talkative. 1891, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray: She lingered for a few moments, and was
    3 KB (141 words) - 04:21, 11 February 2016
  • John Smith and Lady Smith. Would Lady Macbeth care for dessert? 1893, Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan i 1 How do you do, Lady Windermere? (Britain
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  • unfashionable in style or dress. Lacking stylishness or neatness; shabby. 1891, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray [...she was] a perfect saint amongst women
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  • seller fruitseller ‎(plural fruitsellers) One who sells fruit. 1891, Oscar Wilde, A House of Pomegranates, Moffat, Yard and Company (1918), page 123:
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  • diamond-shaped pattern formed by alternating directions of thread. 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. XI: The orphreys were woven in a diaper
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  • from the cocoons of wild silkworms feeding on mountain shrubs. 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Vintage 2007, p. 5: now and then the fantastic
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  • discretion, avoidance of saying too much a silent and reserved nature 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray: Basil's absurd fits of jealousy, his wild
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  • although infrequently, by bishops as an undergarment above the alb. 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. XI: He had [...] dalmatics of white
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  • pertaining to the mind or spirit; mental, psychic. [from 17th c.] 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Vintage 2007, p. 53: Who could say where
    1 KB (101 words) - 01:23, 21 January 2016
  • or cassoni) A highly-decorated traditional Italian dowry chest. 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Vintage 2007, p. 107: There was the huge
    1 KB (110 words) - 19:38, 26 January 2016
  • house, as opposed to those visiting for the day. [from 19th c.] 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. XVII: The house-party consisted of twelve
    1 KB (117 words) - 21:58, 18 January 2016
  • with a perpetual nervous motion. 1890, - The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [2] Yes, there would be a day when his face would be wrinkled and wizen
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