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

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Regrettably, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School has freely chosen not to enter into such agreements that protect the important ministry of communicating the fullness of Catholic teaching to students. New York Times, "Jesuit School, Defying Archdiocese, Refuses to Remove Teacher in Same-Sex Marriage," 21 June 2019 For fine, curly hair, Livermore likes a mid-length cut with very light layering to encourage the fullness while avoiding a bottom-heavy look. Amy Marturana, SELF, "17 Styling Tricks Women with Fine, Flat Hair Need to Know," 21 Dec. 2018 And so accounts such as the one in The Cut continue to have power, even if the fullness of their impact can’t be seen in the moment. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "What E. Jean Carroll Means for #MeToo," 28 June 2019 Dehn agilely navigated her part with a fullness in her lower register that made the jumps all the more exciting. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Mainly Mozart thrills with a rare Mozart cantata and a well-known violinist," 16 June 2019 Within a few tens of millions of years, a geologic blink, the living world expanded into a semblance of its current fullness. Quanta Magazine, "Rapid Oxygen Changes Fueled an Explosion in Ancient Animal Diversity," 9 May 2019 These on-demand climaxes felt manufactured and inauthentic—almost like eating past the point of fullness just because there's food in front of you. Suzannah Weiss, Glamour, "This Extra-Powerful Sex Toy Is Almost Too Good," 28 Mar. 2019 The full pink moon will reach its peak fullness on Friday, April 19 at 7:12 p.m. EST. Allure, "A Pink Moon Arrives on Friday — Here's What That Means for You," 18 Apr. 2019 According to the Almanac, the moon will reach peak fullness at 7:12 A.M. (EDT) on Friday, April 19. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "A Pink Moon Is Coming This Spring: Here's Everything You Need to Know," 14 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of fullness

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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