full·​ness | \ˈfu̇l-nəs \
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

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Despite the fullness of the movement, the drama is an intellectual one. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "With Batsheva, Politics Inside and Outside the Joyce Theater," 11 July 2018 Prior to her sister Khloe Kardashian telling the world about her lip injections, Jenner often chalked up her lip fullness to an overlining trick. Marci Robin, Allure, "Kylie Jenner Told a Fan She "Got Rid of All My Filler" on Instagram," 9 July 2018 Those signs might include a lack of breast fullness three to four days after delivery, a lack of yellow seedy stools from the baby four to five days after delivery, and the baby not being settled after feedings, according to Spatz. Taylyn Washington-harmon, SELF, "Tia Mowry Says These Foods Help Keep Up Her Milk Supply," 22 June 2018 At the same time, their bodies produced less peptide YY, a hormone that contributes to feelings of fullness. NBC News, "Why you eat more at night — and how to curb your hunger," 7 May 2018 The Strawberry Moon will reach peak fullness on Thursday at 12:53 a.m. ET, according to Time and Leisure. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Strawberry Moon and Saturn to put on dazzling display this week," 27 June 2018 It is often described as a feeling of fullness, which can be delightful. Gigi Engle, Teen Vogue, "Anal Sex: What You Need to Know," 16 May 2018 This way parents are modeling healthy food consumption and children are given the opportunity to respond to their own hunger and fullness cues. Cynthia Lebron, Mph, miamiherald, "Your child wants chips. You want them to have fruit. Here's how to tackle that.," 27 June 2018 Beautiful in its fearless fullness, its expectation of an answer. Karen Russell, The New Yorker, "Orange World," 4 June 2017

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First Known Use of fullness

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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