so·​lid·​i·​ty | \ sə-ˈli-də-tē How to pronounce solidity (audio) \
plural solidities

Definition of solidity

1 : the quality or state of being solid
2 : something solid

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Examples of solidity in a Sentence

The solidity of his convictions impressed us. the solidity of his word is such that I don't need a written contract—or anything else
Recent Examples on the Web But the indulgence of his novella—scenes of blasphemy, defenestration, disaster, augury—is offset by the Latinate solidity of his prose. Dustin Illingworth, The New Yorker, "“Michael Kohlhaas,” the Book That Made the Novel Modern," 20 May 2020 This drop not only undermines the companies’ solidity and reduces money available for investments and dividends, but also significantly cuts government tax revenue. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Some hopeful signs for oil prices," 29 Apr. 2020 But some argue that such depictions rest on excessive faith in the solidity of the financial system. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, "Markets Plunge. Economies Stall. Panic Spreads. It All Feels Very 2008.," 13 Mar. 2020 These defensive frailties will particularly worry Newcastle fans, as the solidity of their back-line had previously been considered their principal strength., "Newcastle 0-4 Wolves: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Magpies' Woes Continue With Heavy Defeat," 17 July 2019 His level-headedness and clearsightedness offer a solidity during a time of duress. Sylvia Poggioli, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, March 23–29," 29 Mar. 2020 Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood are devilish strikers and cause mayhem for opposing defences, though the Clarets' success in recent years has no doubt come as a result of their solidity and organisation., "Ranking All 20 Premier League Midfields From Worst to Best," 18 Oct. 2019 Bargains were a necessity and their careful selection has paid off, setting the club up for solidity in the present and progression in the future., "A Way Too Early Assessment of Bournemouth's Summer Signings," 14 Oct. 2019 Although the big Art Deco and Second Empire mongrel at 422 Fulton — now Macy’s — continued to give the strip solidity into the 21st century, the iron-front building deteriorated. John Freeman Gill, New York Times, "Restoring Brooklyn’s Queen of Department Stores," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of solidity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 May 2020

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“Solidity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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: the quality or state of being solid

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