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grăcĭlĭtas , ātis, f. gracilis,
I.slenderness, thinness, leanness, meagreness.
II. Trop., of style, simplicity, plainness, want of ornament (post-Aug.): “quid Periclea? similemne credimus Lysiacae gracilitati?Quint. 12, 10, 24; cf.: “exempla in Latina lingua M. Varro esse dicit ubertatis Pacuvium, gracilitatis Lucilium, mediocritatis Terentium,Gell. 7, 14, 6 (v. the whole 14th chap.): “pressa illa narrationis,Quint. 4, 3, 2; 1, 9, 2.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Suetonius, Domitianus, 18
    • Suetonius, Caligula, 50
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 14.40
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 1, 9.2
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 4, 3.2
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 12, 10.24
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 7.14.6
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