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Definition of Mercurialness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Mercurialness
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1. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1804)
"We shall mention these, among numerous instances of metaphorical jargon, The ' mercurialness of temper.' « The kins felt thut he xas a man, and the cheerly ..."
2. Life of Geoffrey Chaucer: The Early English Poet: Including Memoirs of His by William Godwin (1804)
"He was sober, sagacious and penetrating; with no mercurialness of temper calculated to involve him in disgrace, and no wanderings of theory or of fancy, ..."
3. Life of Geoffrey Chaucer, the Early English Poet: Including Memoirs of His by William Godwin (1803)
"It is easy for us to raise up to our imagination the character of a man of this sort. He was sober, sagacious and penetrating ; with no mercurialness ..."
4. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1867)
"... —mercurialness—fastness—and so forth, which is found in the composition of every branch of tho family, predominated consummately in a young blood, ..."
5. Doré: By a Stroller in Europe by W. W. Wright (1857)
"A Parisian crowd is the most good-natured and amiable in the world to a certain point, but the nervous sensibility and mercurialness of the people carry ..."