To better see all uses of the word
quaint
in
Nicholas Nickleby
please enable javascript.

quaint
Used In
Nicholas Nickleby
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • Grafted upon the quaintness and oddity of his appearance, was something so indescribably engaging, and bespeaking so much worth, and there were so many little lights hovering about the corners of his mouth and eyes, that it was not a mere amusement, but a positive pleasure and delight to look at him.
  • Perhaps then, when we are quaint old folks and talk of the times when our step was lighter and our hair not grey, we may be even thankful for the trials that so endeared us to each other, and turned our lives into that current, down which we shall have glided so peacefully and calmly.
  • Arthur Gride, therefore, again applied himself to the press, and from a shelf laden with tall Flemish drinking-glasses, and quaint bottles: some with necks like so many storks, and others with square Dutch-built bodies and short fat apoplectic throats: took down one dusty bottle of promising appearance, and two glasses of curiously small size.

  • There are no more uses of "quaint" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
  • We stayed in a quaint town.
  • Grandma has a quaint, old-fashioned idea of how things should work.

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading