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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 orderliness gardening requires, with its rules and rows, can carry over into the manageability of other life tasks, Hall said. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "The human needs driving the rise in gardening, and how to start one," 3 May 2020 Just the route comes to mind, the repetition and orderliness of following the same path. Sarah Fay, Longreads, "On Solitude (and Isolation and Loneliness [and Brackets])," 17 Mar. 2020 The hidden long-range order of this putative state could rival the more obvious orderliness of a crystal. Quanta Magazine, "Ideal Glass Would Explain Why Glass Exists at All," 11 Mar. 2020 Gestation is considered a full-time job; the days at Golden Oaks have the same intense orderliness of a factory floor. Jessica Weisberg, The New Yorker, "Can Surrogacy Remake the World?," 11 Dec. 2019 To watch The West Wing is to spend time in a different paradigm—to be whisked back in time to a moment when news still gave the illusion of orderliness. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "Desperately Seeking C.J.," 25 Sep. 2019 No other sport relies as totally on continuity, statistics, orderliness of these. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Statistics tell the story of Rockies’ pitching woes in 2019," 28 Oct. 2019 The foundations of orderliness for any city are planning and management. Ndubisi Onwuanyi, Quartz Africa, "The unplanned journey that led Lagos to becoming an overwhelmed megacity," 5 Oct. 2019 Her decision, which was met with skepticism by some prodemocracy figures in Hong Kong, comes as the protests near their three-month mark and show little sign of abating, roiling a city known for its orderliness and hurting its economy. Austin Ramzy, BostonGlobe.com, "Hong Kong’s leader to withdraw extradition bill that ignited protests," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of orderliness

1571, in the meaning defined above

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8 May 2020

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“Orderliness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orderliness. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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