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 Cutting out that morning snack (or snacks at other times of day) also help people better identify true hunger and fullness signals. Madelyn Fernstrom, NBC News, "Dr. Fernstrom: 3 diet mistakes you're making before noon," 21 Aug. 2019 Enescu’s Octet has a wonderful fullness, among other things. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Mozart & Co.," 30 Aug. 2019 Yoon and Kim agree: Ombré lips and hair shading, both ways to fake fullness, are huge in Korea right now. Alexandra Tunell, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Biggest Korean Beauty Trends to Know for 2016," 15 Jan. 2016 The sacred and narrative cosmology contained within them is, according to a gallery handout, veiled and fragmentary, transformed and intentionally withheld in their fullness from those outside the clans. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Spectacular aboriginal paintings from Australia burst with deep, sacred beauty," 19 Aug. 2019 There is something about that soft fullness that looks expensive, even exotic. (james Halfacre), San Diego Union-Tribune, "2019 Mazda3: elevated design, distinct character," 8 June 2019 The fullness of this warmed exemplar stands right up to a burger — piled with chili and slicked with yuzu Thousand Island dressing — that half the room seems to be powering through. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Los Angeles, this should be your sake spot," 22 Aug. 2019 In committing to the fullness of what Mandy endures, Share takes a 21st-century act of exposure and flips it, filling in the background around the glare of a viral detonation. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Intimate Horror of Share," 27 July 2019 Along with elastic tissue, collagen is found in the middle layer of skin (aka the dermis)—giving skin its fullness and plumpness—and in bone, tendons, ligaments, organs, muscle, blood vessels, and hair. Susan Brickell, Health.com, "This Collagen Brand Is Kylie Jenner's Secret to Glowing Skin—and It's on Sale Today Only," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of fullness

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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