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 Religion grants a vision for the fullness of reality and how we are connected. Robert Capone Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Faith and the spirit of resilience," 11 Apr. 2021 The image of being consumed by love—stirred to cast fear aside and claim pleasure and passion as his birthright—will hopefully spur others to do the same and live into the fullness of their humanity. Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Lil Nas X Is Reclaiming Queerness to Proclaim His Own Blessedness," 8 Apr. 2021 Before documents are ready, before the dust has settled, and before all the critical facts have emerged in the fullness of time. Andy Meek, Forbes, "The Horrific Attacks And Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Are The Focus Of A New 60 Minutes+ Investigation," 3 Apr. 2021 But only now is the fullness of her story being told. Meagan Jordan, Essence, "10 Things To Know About The Queen Of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson, Ahead Of Her Lifetime Movie," 2 Apr. 2021 Thankfully, in the past decade, there’s been a seismic shift in the fullness of female depictions on TV. Nahnatchka Khan, Rolling Stone, "Nahnatchka Khan on Rethinking the ‘Strong Female Character’," 16 Mar. 2021 Memories, even emotionally powerful ones, are malleable in the fullness of time. Michael P. H. Stanley, National Review, "How Memory Works and Why It Fails," 20 Mar. 2021 The studio just doesn’t quite capture the fullness of what’s in the room. Deborah Evans Price, Billboard, "Gospel Great CeCe Winans Talks Releasing Her First Live Album During the Pandemic: 'That’s Not What I Planned, God'," 11 Mar. 2021 Engineers today will add effects like panning, echoes, and reverb to fake the fullness that’s missing from an original live experience. Paul Jebara, Forbes, "The Art Of Reaching Flow State, According To IRIS Founder Jacobi Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe," 9 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of fullness

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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15 Apr 2021

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“Fullness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fullness. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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