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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Felicity  \Fe*lic"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Felicities}.  [OE.  felicite,  F. 
  f['e]licit['e],  fr  L.  felicitas  fr  felix,  -icis,  happy, 
  fruitful;  akin  to  fetus.] 
  1.  The  state  of  being  happy;  blessedness;  blissfulness; 
  enjoyment  of  good. 
 
  Our  own  felicity  we  make  or  find  --Johnson. 
 
  Finally,  after  this  life,  to  attain  everlasting  joy 
  and  felicity.  --Book  of 
  Common  Prayer. 
 
  2.  That  which  promotes  happiness;  a  successful  or  gratifying 
  event;  prosperity;  blessing. 
 
  the  felicities  of  her  wonderful  reign.  --Atterbury. 
 
  3.  A  pleasing  faculty  or  accomplishment;  as  felicity  in 
  painting  portraits,  or  in  writing  or  talking.  ``Felicity 
  of  expression.''  --Bp.  Warburton 
 
  Syn:  Happiness;  bliss;  beatitude;  blessedness;  blissfulness. 
  See  {Happiness}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  felicity 
  n  1:  pleasing  and  appropriate  manner  or  style  esp  of  expression 
  [syn:  {felicitousness}]  [ant:  {infelicity}] 
  2:  state  of  well-being  characterized  by  emotions  ranging  from 
  contentment  to  intense  joy  [syn:  {happiness}]  [ant:  {unhappiness}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Felicity,  CA 
  Zip  code(s):  92283 
  Felicity,  OH  (village,  FIPS  26880) 
  Location:  38.83987  N,  84.09793  W 
  Population  (1990):  856  (336  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  45120 




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