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  • n  the quality of being quaint and old-fashioned; its quaintness was appealing"
  • n  strangeness as a consequence of being old fashioned
    some words in her dialect had a charming quaintness

  • Along the edge of the mothering sea stand colonial cottages reaped from the wasted fields of the American Revolution and threshed into 20th century quaintness.
  • Comforting too is the cozy quaintness of Grisham's little world.
  • Even when cultural arbiters like Hollywood pay tribute to Indiana, it's usually couched in quaintness.
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  • Amish family helps with Hersey Farm in Hingham
    What stood out most for Miriam Flaud during her first visit to Hingham last week wasn’t so much the schools; the miles of coastline; or new development. It was “the quaintness,” the commitment to preserving historical homes, rather than tearing them down to build new ones. “It’s like a storybook…I’m fascinated by the quaintness here.” Many Hingham residents would probably find her world just as ...
    Nov. 11, 2013 - The Hingham Journal

  • Lou Piniella in Chicago Sun-Times
    It's fine. It's small,Piniella said. "It's an old park, and you're going to have not as spacious, not as luxurious accommodations as you do in other stadiums. And I'll be honest with you: I think the quaintness of a clubhouse keeps a team...

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