Definition of Coynesses

1. Noun. (plural of coyness) ¹



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Definition of Coynesses

1. coyness [n] - See also: coyness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coynesses

coxswains
coxy
coy
coy dog
coydog
coydogs
coyed
coyer
coyest
coying
coyish
coyishly
coyly
coyn
coyness
coynesses (current term)
coyol
coyol palm
coyote
coyote brush
coyote bush
coyote ugly
coyoteite
coyotelike
coyotes
coyotillo
coyotillos
coypou
coypous
coypu

Literary usage of Coynesses

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1879)
"... and smiles and glances ; little sharp speeches, which are supposed to be witty— little artificial coynesses, which are supposed to be fascinating. ..."

2. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1887)
"They know how to touch and pass with a graceful stroke or two, the delicate toying of light-of-loves, the coynesses, the coquetting, the half playful ..."

3. One Hundred Best Books: With Commentary and an Essay on Books and Reading by John Cowper Powys (1922)
"to their " life's work," are, to my thinking, like the wretches who throw flowers into graves. What sacrilege, to trail the reluctances and coynesses, ..."

4. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1865)
"You have none of the pretty little mock coynesses that most women affect. You speak out more openly than many would be willing to do. ..."

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