It excels in definiteness of purpose, in clearness of statement, in moderation, and in conciseness.'
It can hardly help the definiteness of a meaning: is it therefore to be disregarded?
The lack of definiteness here which permits difference of opinion lies in the word "sound."
On such a mysterious subject, definiteness is neither to be expected nor desired.
Be that as it may, house agents' offices in general have a want of definiteness unknown to, say, banks or pawnbrokers'.
His great success in war was due largely to his definiteness of aim.
There is a noble strength of position in this; there is a danger, too, in that it suggests a lack of definiteness of standard.
There was definiteness in his refusal; the shake of his head emphasized it too.
When a book—a novel—stops selling, it stops with a definiteness of an engine when the fire goes out.
It is impossible to answer the question with anything like definiteness.
1550s, from Latin definitus "defined, bounded, limited," past participle of definire (see define). Definite means "defined, clear, precise, unmistakable;" definitive means "having the character of finality."