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Citations:amœnity

English citations of amœnity

Noun: antiquated form of amenityEdit

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  • 17th Century CE, Sir Richard, quoted in The Memoirs of Ann, Lady Fanshawe, John Lane; page #508:
    “ This seat contains amongst many other miracles of amœnity  a garden which Tagus embraces with two currents, sometimes in suspense, sometimes hast, shaping it an Isle and serving it for a wall, over which tress are one way delightful battlements, another they are flowery margents.
  • 1611 CE, Hermannus Kirchnervs, in Coryat’s Crudities; Volume II of III, page #13 of 19:
    The Rhene, and Neccar, will ſhew thee that abundance of vineyards, that plenty and excellency of wine, the Mœne will yeeld thee that amœnity, and ſo will the Iſter, that neither the Adriatique gulfe, nor  the  Seine,  nor  Tyber, can compare with thoſe places of Germany.
  • 1811 CE, Hugh Blair, Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres; Volume III of III, Lecture XLIV, page #248:
    His genius had strength, but not tenderness ; nothing of what may be called amœnity or sweetness.

English citations of amœnities

Noun: antiquated form of amenitiesEdit

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ME « 15th c. 16th c. 17th c. 18th c. 19th c. 20th c. 21st c.
  • 1667 CE, John Evelyn in Diary of Iohn Evelyn, Bickers and Son; Volume III, page #356:
    […]and such as like yr Lp are the most worthy to cultivate and enjoy these amœnities.
  • 1844 CE, P. H. Gosse in Zoologist; Volume II, page #607:
    Like most of the transatlantic youth, he was somewhat of an utilitarian, and I found that his mind regarded not so much the amœnities of entomological science, as the honey which he knew these bees produced.