Examples of ness in a Sentence
from atop the ness, there was a beautiful view of the coastline as it stretched for miles into the distance
the little skiff rounded the tip of the ness
Recent Examples of ness from the Web
When Riley’s words thundered from the throne in righteous pissed-off-ness.
The message: blackness does not equate to attractiveness, and therefore my mixed-ness puts me higher on the white cis beauty hierarchy than a black woman with parents who are both black.
Lena Waithe On Being An Artist In The Time of Trump (January 18, 2017) The Master of None actor on her Africa-Chicago-L.A. hyphen-ness.
The shadowless-ness effect is not just eerie and hypnotic, but a thoughtful reflection on peace and death: visitors will quietly walk through the aisle to take a seat at one of the pews.
Party labels were shattered as lawmakers united around their common humanity and American-ness, and celebrated individual qualities – such as the heroism of two Capitol Police who helped bring down the shooter and were themselves injured.
The original had a little more overall depth of savoriness (hello, MSG), while the American version was brighter, with more pronounced lemony-ness.
But sometime after World War II the Southern-ness of Baltimore began thinning out like the quality of rye whiskey.
But was your essential lemon-ness compromised by your appearance?
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Definition of -ness
: state : condition : quality : degree goodness
Origin and Etymology of -ness
Middle English -nes, from Old English; akin to Old High German -nissa -ness
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Definition of -ness for Students
: state : condition goodness sickness
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