Synonyms for grayest

Grammar : Adj
Spell : grey
Phonetic Transcription : greɪ

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Définition of grayest

Origin :
  • Old English græg (Mercian grei), from Proto-Germanic *grisja- "gray" (cf. Old Norse grar, Old Frisian gre, Middle Dutch gra, Dutch graw, Old High German grao, German grau), with no certain cognates outside Germanic. French gris, Spanish gris, Italian grigio, Medieval Latin griseus are Germanic loan-words.
  • The distinction between British grey and U.S. gray developed 20c. The noun is c.1200, from the adjective. Gray as figurative for "Southern troops in the U.S. Civil War" is first recorded 1863, in reference to their uniform color. Expression the gray mare is the better horse in reference to households ruled by wives is recorded from 1540s. The verb is 1610s (with an isolated instance from late 14c.). Related: Grayed; graying.
  • adj muted silver in color
  • adj silver
Example sentences :
  • And I believe that their purgatory will be the grayest and the longest of all the purgatories.
  • Extract from : « Sylvia & Michael » by Compton Mackenzie
  • Her hair was down and the grayest lock of all showed plainly.
  • Extract from : « The Gay Cockade » by Temple Bailey
  • In the grayest of gray days we came to Sitka, and very likely for this reason found it a disappointment at first sight.
  • Extract from : « Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska » by Charles Warren Stoddard
  • Perhaps she remembered their first months together when in the grayest days he saw color, because they belonged one to the other.
  • Extract from : « Suzanna Stirs the Fire » by Emily Calvin Blake
  • It was on the grayest of gray November days last year that I had the unhappy thought of revisiting this love of my youth.
  • Extract from : « Jersey Street and Jersey Lane » by H. C. Bunner
  • And when the daylight came filtering reluctantly into the dungeon at last, it was the grayest, dreariest, saddest daylight!
  • Extract from : « Goldsmith's Friend Abroad Again » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Then, sir, you must have known The Maker's marvel,—youth that outstripped age And grayest saints in virtue.
  • Extract from : « The Mortal Gods and Other Plays » by Olive Tilford Dargan
  • The sunshine is his treasure; his lividest gloom contains it; his grayest twilight regrets it, and remembers.
  • Extract from : « Ariadne Florentina » by John Ruskin
  • The dose was repeated; the early dusk of the grayest month closed down upon the watchers in that room.
  • Extract from : « A Pilgrim Maid » by Marion Ames Taggart
  • A sort of film came over my eyes, and the grayest of gray seemed the world round about.
  • Extract from : « A Sister's Love » by W. Heimburg
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