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  • noun Plural form of neology.


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  • If it had been in one of those accepted as genuine and poetical I would have remembered the ballad, but my impression is that it was condemned as a fabrication for this and other neologies.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author John Hill Burton

  • He was what in our republic is recognized as a promising fellow, bright, magnetic, shifty, well forward in the neologies of society, business, and politics, a born leader in a small way, and as ambitious as poverty and a brimming self-esteem could make him.

    Southern Lights and Shadows William Dean Howells 1878

  • Among other resemblances to later growths of Euphuism, its archaisms on the one hand, and [99] its neologies on the other, the Euphuism of the days of Marcus Aurelius had, in the composition of verse, its fancy for the refrain.

    Marius the Epicurean — Volume 1 Walter Pater 1866

  • Euphuism of the Elizabethan age, and of the modern French romanticists, its neologies were the ground of one of the favourite charges against it; though indeed, as regards these tricks of taste also, there is nothing new, but a quaint family likeness rather, between the Euphuists of successive ages.

    Marius the Epicurean — Volume 1 Walter Pater 1866

  • _Notes and Queries_, No. 225, a useful catalogue of recent neologies in our speech, which yet would require to be used with caution, for there are at least half a dozen in the list which have not the smallest right to be so considered.

    English Past and Present Richard Chenevix Trench 1846

  • Of those neologies which he disallowed, he only anticipated in some cases, as in

    English Past and Present Richard Chenevix Trench 1846


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