I've always admired his felicity with words.
told his friends that marriage had brought him a felicity that he had never known before
Recent Examples on the WebHowever, Juneteenth maintains a resolve to protect Black family, freedom, and felicity.—Danielle Broadway, Parents, 18 Nov. 2023 Again, studying the felicity conditions is what is needed.—Kai Von Fintel, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Aug. 2023 With a band of this size there are felicities in the orchestration, not least in the elegant writing for woodwinds, but even those are smudged by a poor sound design that runs the gamut from loud to much louder.—David Benedict, Variety, 19 Sep. 2023 When such utterances are spoken in jest or in pretense, not all the felicity conditions are satisfied and the magic doesn’t happen.—Kai Von Fintel, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Aug. 2023 The golden message responsible for all this health and felicity?—Gillian Silverman, The New Yorker, 15 July 2023 His grandfather, the late scriptwriter Inder Raj Anand wrote both social dramas and mainstream Bollywood films with equal felicity, and uncle Tinnu Anand was a noted director and actor.—Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 31 Jan. 2023 Tocqueville—this is apparent even in English translations of his work—constantly revised his writing to achieve maximum clarity and felicity.—Barton Swaim, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2022 His lyrics display an unmatched verbal felicity and wit and evolve from character, situation or mood.—Detroit Free Press, 27 Nov. 2021 See More
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Middle English felicite, from Anglo-French felicité, from Latin felicitat-, felicitas, from felic-, felix fruitful, happy — more at feminine