Bonniness

Definitions

  • Up with the Bonnets of Bonnie Dundee
    Up with the Bonnets of Bonnie Dundee
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bonniness The quality of being bonny; gayety; handsomeness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Brian Epstein, a record store owner in London, was asked by a customer for a copy of the record, "My Bonnie", by a group known as The Silver Beatles. He didn’t have it in stock so he went to the Cavern Club to check out the group. He signed to manage them in a matter of days and renamed them The Beatles.
    • n bonniness The quality of being bonny; beauty.
    • n bonniness Gaiety; blitheness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bonniness handsomeness: gaiety
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Quotations

  • Emily Bronte
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    “A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. bon, bonne—L. bonus.

Usage

In literature:

I lent it to Bonnie Connaught last night.
"When Patty Went to College" by Jean Webster
Bonny, (one of Hobson's younger sons), and I went out one day after breakfast to try for a steenbok before dinner.
"Six Months at the Cape" by R.M. Ballantyne
But she's aye a bonny thing to see, and she plays the mischief wi' the lads yonder.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
An' he loves ye maist as weel as me; but oh, my bonnie, there's nane loves ye like yir mither!
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
The girls slipped from the horses' backs, as bonny a pair as ever thrilled an older woman's soul.
"Peggy Stewart at School" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
The snawdrap white, and the bonnie vi'let blue.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V." by Various
It may be he will play goodwill to my bonny wee son who has come from Elmond wood.
"Stories from the Ballads" by Mary MacGregor
Oh, where snared ye that bonnie, bonnie bird, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
To tak' bonnie Jeannie awa, awa, To tak' bonnie Jeannie awa.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
I have had two bonny lads taken from me within a month of each other.
"The Shellback's Progress" by Walter Runciman
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In poetry:

A bonnie lass, I will confess,
Is pleasant to the ee,
But without some letter qualities
She's no a lass for me.
"Handsome Nell" by Robert Burns
I pu'd a daisy at my feet,
A daisy sweet an' bonnie,
I put it in my true love's breast,
For she was fair as ony.
"Yarrow" by Alexander Anderson
Four-and-twenty bonny boys
Were playing at the ba,
And by it came him sweet Sir Hugh,
And he playd o'er them a'.
"Sir Hugh; Or The Jew's Daughter" by Andrew Lang
"But there's young Jamie o' Blackhill,
A better man than he,
He lo'es the very yird ye tread,
My bonnie Mary Lee.
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
For the sweetest love sonnet
The poet has penned,
Don’t express half I’ll tell thee
Bonnie, beautiful friend!
"Alfred to Emma - A Rural Love Sonnet" by Joseph Warren Watson
"I care na for your hyns, my lord,
I care na for your fee;
But O and O for my bonny hyn,
Beneath the hollin tree!"
"The Bonny Hind" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Candace Trunzo, who followed high-octane editorial director Bonnie Fuller as editor of American Media's Star magazine four years ago, was fired last night amid eroding circulation for the gossip glossy, The Post has learned.
Claybourne Elder ( Bonnie & Clyde ) has been keeping busy while not onstage starring in Kansas City Rep's Pippin .
Bonnie Pitman , who retired last year as director of the Dallas Museum of Art, has joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Dallas.
Theft in the 2000 block of Bonnie.
Riding the streets of Dysart were Bonnie Harrison, Paige Sears and Abby Hager.
The AP's Bonny Ghosh reports.
The Star-Ledger Former Gov Jim McGreevey, right, is greeted by Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman at the Statehouse in a January file photo.
Coming in the new year, driving between the Square and Bonnie Brae Street will be one-way all the way.
Bonnie Lou Pry , 83, Shiloh.
LAHAINA — When highly talented writer and video maker Bonnie Nelson — lately known as "the Queen Bee " — visited Maui and the Keanae Peninsula in 1986, she was overwhelmed by its beauty.
LAHAINA — When highly talented writer and video maker Bonnie Nelson — lately known as "the Queen Bee" — visited Maui and the Keanae Peninsula in 1986, she was overwhelmed by its beauty.
Francisco Kjolseth The Salt Lake Tribune Dr Bonnie Joe, who is the head of breast imaging at Univ.
A Thompson submachine gun and a shotgun left behind when Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow fled Joplin in a shootout with the law in 1933 brought $210,000 at auction Saturday.
Bonita "Bonnie" Sue Shirk , 63, of Stevens, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 at Ephrata Community Hospital.
Farmington, Maine EDUCATION: As a graduate from Keene State College, NH, Bonnie studied Broadcast Journalism and Communications.
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In science:

Also Tom Rosenblum at the Rockefeller Archives for bringing Fermi’s correspondence to our attention and Bonnie Sherwood for typing the original manuscript.
On the Theory of Collisions between Atoms and Electrically Charged Particles
My interest in astronomy was inspired by Darla Casey and Bonnie Osbourne, and was nurtured by Brian Montgomery, Rick Letherer, and Ed Fitzpatrick. I also owe thanks to my parents and the rest of my family in Oregon, who always believed in me and never questioned my sometimes impractical decisions.
Computational Asteroseismology
These lectures are dedicated to the memory of Bonnie M.
Lectures on Nongeometric Flux Compactifications
The authors would like to thank Bonnie Dorr, Jimmy Lin, Saif Mohammad, Judith L.
Scientific Paper Summarization Using Citation Summary Networks
Pollack et al., 1982] Martha Pollack, Julia Hirschberg, and Bonnie Webber.
Discourse and Deliberation: Testing a Collaborative Strategy
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