See also: Felicity
- 1862, George Long, translation of Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book V:
- For two reasons then it is right to be content with that which happens to thee; the one, because it was done for thee and prescribed for thee, and in a manner had reference to thee, originally from the most ancient causes spun with thy destiny; and the other, because even that which comes severally to every man is to the power which administers the universe a cause of felicity and perfection, nay even of its very continuance.
- Apt and pleasing style in writing, speech, etc.
- Something that is either a source of happiness or particularly apt.
- (semiotics, semiology) Reproduction of a sign with fidelity.
The quotation was rendered with felicity.
2007 August 7, Joshua Ferris, “Table for two”, in New York Times:
- The season’s main attraction, the felicities of the sun, dimmed in the light of our competition and our growing friendliness.
- (happiness): infelicity
happiness — see happiness
apt and pleasing style in writing, speech, etc.
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