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  • adjective superlative form of flowery: most flowery.


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  • All this was couched in the floweriest language, with great gestures and ceremonial pauses.

    Restoree McCaffrey, Anne 1967

  • The public will have to make some allowance for the colored people, because they were all ignorant as a race; they thought the one that could talk the most and make the floweriest speech would be the one that would stand at the head of the race.

    M. L. Latta (Morgan London), b. 1853. The History of My Life and Work. Autobiography by Rev. M. L. Latta, A.M., D.D. Morgan London 1903

  • I've appointed you press agent for this institution, and we need some of your floweriest writing immediately.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster 1896

  • To Claude it seemed as though nothing older or larger could be so exactly in the prime of beauty; the path to learning was the widest, floweriest, fragrantest path he had ever trod.

    Bonaventure A Prose Pastoral of Acadian Louisiana George Washington Cable 1884

  • One can't describe the beauty of the Italian lakes, nor would one try if one could; the floweriest rhetoric can recall it only as a picture on a fireboard recalls a Claude.

    Italian Hours Henry James 1879

  • Probationers who preached in the vacancy had heard rumours, and tried to identify their judge, with the disconcerting result that they addressed their floweriest passages to Mistress Stirton, who was the stupidest woman in the Free Kirk, and had once stuck in the

    Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush Ian Maclaren 1878

  • The government buildings and some of the business blocks were noticeable, but the attention of the traveler was more worthily attracted to the neat cottage homes found here, embowered in the freshest and floweriest climbing roses and honeysuckles conceivable.

    Travels in Alaska John Muir 1876

  • "It is the airiest, floweriest, sunniest, brightest, most delightful altogether house, that ever took lodgers in!"

    The End of a Coil Susan Warner 1852

  • I judge the institution to have been in its floweriest state, probably now in Hakon Jarl's time.

    Early Kings of Norway Thomas Carlyle 1838

  • Of the floweriest flowers dewed with the dewiest dew.

    Unqualified Offerings 2008


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