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[ahy-dee-al-i-tee] /ˌaɪ diˈæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural idealities.
ideal quality or character.
capacity to idealize.
Philosophy. existence only in idea and not in reality.
Origin of ideality
1695-1705; ideal + -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Roland was this good man's only son, and on him his father had concentrated all the ideality of his nature.

    Roland Graeme: Knight Agnes Maule Machar
  • Behind and above there was no loftiness of ideality or of veneration.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • This is the very actuality of the ideality of individuality.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • I have somehow, and most foolishly, so embellished my recollections of her that I am remembering an ideality!

    Moscow Fred Whishaw
  • His dark, clever face missed the ideality of his mother's; his speculative eyes saw a good deal more.

    The Furnace Rose Macaulay
  • ideality—Love of the beautiful, or excellent, poetic feeling.

  • There is always an ideality of the human spirit in all its works, if one will search them, which is the main thing.

    Heart of Man George Edward Woodberry
  • He was a curious compound of kindliness, ideality, and peculiar ways.

  • Winckelmann called it back to simplicity, to self-restraint, to ideality.

  • It is the men who keep alive the extravagance, the beauty, and the ideality of life.

    The Champagne Standard Mrs. John Lane

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