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1918, William Magney, chapter II, in The Hunt Ball Mystery:
- […] The ball will be rather a toney affair."
- 1921, D. H. Lawrence, The Lost Girl, Thomas Seltzer (1921), Chapter XII:
- The really toney women of the place came to take tea in her room, and these little teas in the hospital were like a little elegant female conspiracy.
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:toney.