Definition of Corsives

1. Noun. (plural of corsive) ¹



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Definition of Corsives

1. corsive [n] - See also: corsive

Lexicographical Neighbors of Corsives

corset
corseted
corsetiere
corsetieres
corseting
corsetless
corsetlessness
corsetlike
corsetmaker
corsetmakers
corsetmaking
corsetries
corsetry
corsets
corsive
corsives (current term)
corslet
corslets
corsned
corsneds
corso
corsos
cortactin
cortege
corteges
corten
cortex
cortex cerebelli
cortex cerebri
cortex glandulae suprarenalis

Literary usage of Corsives

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1850)
"... From commonwealths and cities, I will descend to families, which have as many corsives and molestations, as frequent discontents as the rest. ..."

2. History of English Literature by Hippolyte Taine (1897)
"... And burning corsives, on this stubborn breast. Now, by the blood thou hast incensed, I'll do it! Cdin. Sir, what you please, you may, I am your martyr. ..."

3. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1902)
"... far to'supply antidote to all the bane, as well as to administer the " corsives," as they said then, in the mildest and most innocuous way possible. ..."

4. The Rise of Formal Satire in England Under Classical Influence by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1899)
"... praised as a preserver of the ancient tradition, saying: " So old Petronius Arbiter applied corsives unto the age he did deride : So Horace, Persius, ..."

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