[ US /fɪˈɫɪsəti/ ]
[ UK /fɛlˈɪsɪti/ ]
  1. state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
  2. pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
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How To Use felicity In A Sentence

  • Prema Jayakumar's translation is done with a rare felicity that is pleasing to read.
  • For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss -- a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world's thirstiest gerbil. Delicious LiveJournal Links for 7-3-2010
  • Felicity Maxwell had left Lorelei's cigarettes and matches on a little table by the left arm of Lorelei 's chair. DEATH IN PURPLE PROSE
  • I cleared my throat to distract from the infelicity of the phrase. THE CALLIGRAPHER
  • Her own brother Theo despised cats, the Major complained when Sidhi dug in his flower beds, Duncan treated him with polite indifference, Felicity pronounced him unsanitary, and Meg lived in a bed-sit in Kilburn with a landlady she described as ferocious—no good prospects there. All Shall Be Well
  • He can flit from populist argument to high brow abstraction and then back into quango-speak and then consultancy jargon with amazing felicity.
  • Felicity sold hers to Uncle Alec's hired man -- and was badly cheated to boot, for he levanted shortly afterwards, taking the apples with him, having paid her only half her rightful due. The Story Girl
  • But the other day, when first I beheld thee, whether it proceeded from thy happinesse in fortune, or the fatall houre of my owne infelicity for ever, I know not; I conceyved such an effectuall kinde of liking towardes thee, as never did Woman love a man more truely then I doe thee having sworn within my soule to make thee my The Decameron
  • 'The first instance I shall give of the abiding influence of strong impressions received in infancy, is in the character of a lady who is now no more; and who was too eminent for piety and virtue, to leave any doubt of her being now exalted to the enjoyment of that felicity which her enfeebled mind, during its abode on earth, never dared to contemplate. The Mother's Book
  • Holy love to God as the chief good and our felicity is the power of godliness, the very life and soul of religion, without which all external professions and performances are but a shell and carcase: now here we have some of the expressions of that love. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)
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