Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE., foolish, fr. OF. nice, ignorant, fool, fr. L. nescius, ignorant; ne, not + scius, knowing, scire, to know. Perhaps influenced by E. nesh, delicate, soft. See No, and Science
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. nice, foolish, simple—L. nescius, ignorant—ne, not, scīre, to know.
In literature:
But she's a fair sample of the nice kind; and you liked her, now didn't you?
"In the High Valley" by Susan Coolidge
Is this not nice, my dear Miss Ross, and is not Cyril a darling for thinking of everything so nicely?
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Oh, it is not a nice word, and flirts are not nice people, as we settled only yesterday.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
Not that I or any other nice woman can tell precisely what a Pale is.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Fill it with mince, pinch the edges, and fry them of a nice brown.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
After which I shall not mind confessing that that last nice bit is a quotation from my first novel.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
I wish she didn't think so much of the office and would get a nice young man.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
If only he would allow himself to be taught that nice things are nice!
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Nice hats, nice ties, nice coats.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
I've enjoyed everything so much ... a nice play and a nice supper.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
Not very pleasant, when they are to be set alongside of things as new and nice as they can be.
"What She Could" by Susan Warner
You are very nice, very nice indeed, and you are rich, you know.
"Daddy's Girl" by L. T. Meade
Is it possible you can have harmed that nice girl!
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
She wanted to be tall, and she wanted to have nice long hair.
"The Making of Mona" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
The train of thought he had been following was very nice, and sounded very attractive indeed, he told himself.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
It's nice for him to come here and it's nice for us to have him.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
Polly found a very nice child to play with.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
And after dinner it would be nice to lie down again, until it was time to go to the village inn.
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
Of course I know how nice it would be to swim and dance and play tennis and all sorts of things, but I must work!
"Happy House" by Jane D. Abbott
In four to six weeks more, or sooner, if need be, break up and wash the meat nicely, preparatory to smoking it.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
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In poetry:
I was really not quite certain,
But it sounded very nice;
It was all that we could think of,
Besides a book said "sugar and spice."
"Grown- Up Talk" by Katherine Mansfield
Jim had hair on his chest like samson,
In the winter, the birds on the wing,
Used to build a nice nest in the hairs on his chest,
And fly out again in the spring.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
You, my love, too nicely coy,
Lest I should have gain'd the treasure,
Made my vows and oaths destroy
The pleasing hopes I did enjoy
Of all my future peace and pleasure.
"Songs Set To Music: 8. Set" by Matthew Prior
The ould woman smiled and said 'Ee, it's an angel,
Well I am surprised to see thee,
I've not seen an angel before but thou'rt welcome,
I'll make thee a nice cup o' tea.'
"Yorkshire Pudden" by Weston and Lee
Then aw bowt her some parkin an spice,
An owt else 'at shoo fancied lukt nice,
Then we tuk a short walk,
An we had a long tawk;
Then aw axt if shoo thowt we should splice.
"Horton Tide" by John Hartley
There are wars that are nice;
There are wars that are not.
And 'tis seeking with vice
That the nations should plot
World war when my land is unready.
I refuse to consider such rot.
"The Criminal War" by C J Dennis
In news:
Just make sure you're on the "nice" list.
That's nice, but it's getting harder to find hardware that can actually allow you to get nostalgic.
He's a very, sweet, nice guy I was just sampling the atmosphere and seeing what was out there.
"Make sure that pillows are nice and plush," says Garcia.
In past years, the unimposing Raiders would have represented a nice start for such a stretch.
Is your home naughty or nice.
I have seen waxwings many times but have never been able to take a nice photo of them before this.
The crusts add a nice chewiness, but if you prefer, you may cut them off.
Enlarge AP Photo/Paul BattagliaCraig Gentry will get a chance to win the center field job after doing a nice job when he was called up in May.
FGCU President Bradshaw traded nice view for bigger vision.
Woodcock hunting a nice change of pace.
It's always nice to get a Homecoming win, and the Aledo Bearcats did just that Friday, while padding its District 7-4A lead after thumping O.D.
They had a nice talk.
Ilene discusses water witching and a nice Chardonnay.
P erhaps the subtlest member of the onion family, chives possess a relatively mild flavor that is a nice addition to salads, edible lavender blossoms and all.
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In science:
Smale, Complexity of Bezout’s theorem II: Volumes and probabilities, in: Computational Algebraic Geometry (Nice, 1992), Progr.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Both features are nicely reproduced by the critical Random Matrix Model.
Chiral Random Matrix Model for Critical Statistics
It is seen that the predictions of the scaling theory are nicely conﬁrmed.
A periodic elastic medium in which periodicity is relevant
Recently, several authors have considered the case of general k when T has some nice algebraic properties.
Avoiding maximal parabolic subgroups of S_k
It should be nice if our candidates for differential forms had some duality with this space of operators.
It is the ambiguity. (But only three generations)
This was due both to the dominant role of the normal distribution in probability theory as well as to the nice analytic results which were obtained.
Phase transitions and random matrices
It would be nice for example to ﬁnd other inﬁnite families of localizations among groups of Lie type and to determine if they are connected to the alternating groups.
Finite simple groups and localization
D plot has a very nice maximum (see Fig. 13).
Exact solutions to chaotic and stochastic systems
There is a nice “practical” interpretation of X (G).
Core percolation in random graphs: a critical phenomena analysis
This function encodes the original random walk in a nice way.
Fast graphs for the random walker
Smale, Complexity of Bezout’s theorem II: Volumes and probabilities, in: Computational algebraic geometry (Nice, 1992), Progr.
SU(1,1) Random Polynomials
Some curves M (t) are plotted in Fig.4, which appear to have also a nice power-law behavior, and the slopes are then used to estimate the index c1 = β/ν z (for results see Table 3).
Critical dynamics and universality of the random-bond Potts ferromagnet with tri-distributed quenched disorders
The two types can be nicely described in terms of the geometrical properties of the foliations formed by the components of the regular ﬁbres.
Harmonic morphisms with one-dimensional fibres on Einstein manifolds
Recent experiments have nicely conﬁrmed these predictions.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
Indeed, for asymptotic ﬂatness, say, towards future null inﬁnity I + , S 2 tends to a ”nice” cut of I + , a round two-sphere.
A Conserved Bach Current
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