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Definition of orderliness

: the quality or state of being orderly

Examples of orderliness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The former Army medical technician had served on a Navy hospital ship and still keeps that ethos of orderliness to his outbuildings today. Shelley Jones, Chicago Tribune, 4 Sep. 2022 The visual appeal derives from a sense of orderliness just beyond reach. Jonathon Keats, Forbes, 30 June 2022 So, orderliness in the human body was proof of that person’s innate, divine harmony; to be beautiful was to have one’s parts function together in perfect relation to a whole, just as parts of nature function together. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2022 Yangban’s baseline deli format — with a menu that also reaches far beyond the class parameters of the deli experience — has more in common with the ecstatic chaos of Gjusta than with the comforting orderliness of Langer’s. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Their drama was countered by the cool orderliness of winter whites, which are perhaps the maximal expression of minimalism; the equivalent of a blank page. Vogue, 14 Mar. 2022 Before omicron, before the injuries that altered the balance of the rotation, there was an orderliness to the equation. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 12 Jan. 2022 That face-to-face confrontation is a reminder that the collection — radically democratic in its wide-open accessibility and its agglomeration of the high and low — has discomfited sticklers for regulation and orderliness from the outset. New York Times, 3 Aug. 2021 Because the Woleys’ split had some ostensibly seamy aspects that contrasted with Bryan’s general orderliness, factions of the public—comedians, social media—delighted in mocking the situation. Curtis Sittenfeld, The Atlantic, 16 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of orderliness

1571, in the meaning defined above

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“Orderliness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orderliness. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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