Definition of Grotesquenesses
1. grotesqueness [n] - See also: grotesqueness
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Literary usage of Grotesquenesses
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Pilgrim's Progress from this World to that which is to Come: Delivered by John Bunyan, George Barrell Cheever (1850)
"... of which no grotesquenesses can conceal from the conscience, putting the common man's hat upon their heads, exclaim, " God enable me to be King of what ..."
2. The Cambridge History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent (1921)
"... trained and schooled me patiently until he changed me from an awkward utterer of coarse grotesquenesses to a writer of paragraphs and chapters that have ..."
3. Dramatic Values by Charles Edward Montague (1911)
"... of the tragic grotesquenesses to which that very doctrine might lend itself. His " message," if we must speak of messages, was not a body of precepts. ..."
4. Lectures and Essays by Alfred Ainger (1905)
"... and the word was formed, from an observation of the eccentricities, the grotesquenesses, the abnormal-isms (if I may coin the word) of human nature, ..."
5. World Literature and Its Place in General Culture by Richard Green Moulton (1911)
"As Faust is in search of ideal beauty, so through the grotesquenesses of Walpurgis Night Mephistopheles seeks ideal ugliness, and reaches a climax in the ..."
6. Coleridge's Literary Criticism by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John William Mackail (1908)
"He has none of the fictitious realities of the classics, none of the grotesquenesses of chivalry, none of the allegory of the middle ages; ..."