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Definition of Aureity
1. properties of gold [n AUREITIES]
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Literary usage of Aureity
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1. Modern Humanists: Sociological Studies of Carlyle, Mill, Emerson, Arnold by John Mackinnon Robertson (1895)
"While he was looking down on the philosophers who posited the aureity of gold ... For in what sense is Religion more real than aureity, or Science than the ..."
2. Hints Towards the Formation of a More Comprehensive Theory of Life by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1848)
"Thus the properties peculiar to gold, were abstracted from those it possessed in common with other bodies, and then generalized in the term aureity: and the ..."
3. Words: Their Use and Abuse by William Mathews (1896)
"There was a time when it was said that the essence of gold and its substantial form consisted in its aureity, and this explanation was supposed to answer ..."
4. The history of philosophy from Thales to Comte by George Henry Lewes (1880)
"... the aureity of gold, the animality of lions and tigers. If we reject as abstractions, fictions of our infirm thought, such notions as those of ens, ..."
5. First Principles by Herbert Spencer (1892)
"When certain facts were said to show " Nature's abhorrence of a vacuum," when the properties of gold were explained as due to some entity called " aureity," ..."