fullness

noun
full·​ness | \ ˈfu̇l-nəs How to pronounce fullness (audio) \
variants: or less commonly fulness

Definition of fullness

: the quality or state of being full
in the fullness of time
: at some point : eventually

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Examples of fullness in a Sentence

has regained fullness of motor control
Recent Examples on the Web But his perspective doesn’t capture the fullness of the story. Sean Gregory, Time, "Basketball Star Maya Moore Talks George Floyd, Protesting Police Violence and Drew Brees," 8 June 2020 The only way the bureau could pull that off would be to conceal from the president the fullness of the Russia investigation — in particular, the fact that Trump was the target. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "The FBI Set Flynn Up to Preserve the Trump–Russia Probe," 2 May 2020 To have the opportunity to bring her legacy to life and show the fullness of her being, her humanity and brilliance, is an honor. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Cynthia Erivo cast as Aretha Franklin in TV series," 4 Oct. 2019 Indeed, these pinches create different types of pleats, thus, defining the level of fullness, shape, and volume. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "A Complete Guide to All the Best Types of Curtains," 7 Feb. 2020 Judicious trimming of a pothos, for instance, produces new plants in new pots and promotes fullness in the original. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Stuck inside? Tips for indoor gardening to bring green to your space while quarantined," 1 Apr. 2020 The pediatrician and psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott wrote about children’s play as a pathway to fullness of being. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "Move over, mom!," 27 Nov. 2019 The photos of the moon rising and setting on Sunday like the ones below are just as stunning as when the moon reached peaked fullness on Monday. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "The Most Incredible Photos of March's Super Worm Moon," 11 Mar. 2020 Those told they had a variant that made them feel easily sated felt fuller on average after being given a meal, and tests revealed their bodies had produced more of a hormone that correlates with feelings of fullness. Libby Copeland, Time, "You Can Learn a Lot About Yourself From a DNA Test. Here's What Your Genes Cannot Tell You," 2 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of fullness

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2020

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“Fullness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fullness. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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