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I am having trouble finding either a current dictionary with this or valid citations (not mentions, scannos (fragments), or non-English). Senses given don't fit with what little I have found. DCDuring TALK 15:33, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

  • It appears in Blount's Glossographia of 1656 – but the OED notes that, apart from this mention, there has been no recorded usage at all. Apparently formed from the grc word ἀδοξία (adoxía, ill-repute). Ƿidsiþ 20:29, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
  • (Although the 1903 cite you have added is a different coinage apparently designed to mean "no belief", as from a- + Greek δόξα (dóxa, opinion) (this is the -doxy in words like orthodoxy etc.).) Ƿidsiþ 20:44, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
    I'm not expecting this to be cited unless we keep the rfv open while we launch e-mail discussions using it. DCDuring TALK 22:15, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
  • I found two non-mentions. One is a coinage with a different meaning. The other seems like some kind of usage by Mencken, but it is hard to determine meaning. DCDuring TALK 20:42, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
    Did you find the 1929 American Mercury Magazine citation on Google Boooks? --EncycloPetey 22:21, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Yes, snippet only, no clue as to article title, author. Page number made me think it could have been in something by an editor. If someone had some kind of institutional subscription, .... DCDuring TALK 22:36, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Time expired: 9 months. The 2 citations found don't support any of the three senses given. DCDuring TALK 14:56, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

RFV failed, entry deleted. —RuakhTALK 02:42, 11 July 2009 (UTC)