The whitewashed walls were so painfully bare and staring that she thought they must ache over their own bareness.
The little white-curtained room was bareness and neatness itself.
Shall we say, then, that bareness is natural to the mountain?
And he liked East Wellmouth, bareness and bleakness and lonesomeness and all.
But the drifting leaves hid the bareness, and magic covered everything.
No doubt this is a partial explanation of the bareness of American politics.
Her feet were bare, and their bareness was only a revelation of greater beauty, so perfect was their arched slenderness.
When I say the bareness I mean the absence of woods and hedges.
His big head was quite bald, and the bareness of his forehead only served to make his bushy eyebrows more prominent.
The room was not large, but its bareness of furniture made it appear so.
Old English bær "naked, uncovered, unclothed," from Proto-Germanic *bazaz (cf. German bar, Old Norse berr, Dutch baar), from PIE *bhosos (cf. Armenian bok "naked;" Old Church Slavonic bosu, Lithuanian basas "barefoot"). Meaning "sheer, absolute" (c.1200) is from the notion of "complete in itself."
Old English barian, from bare (adj.). Related: Bared; baring.