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whiteness

[hwahyt-nis, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪt nɪs, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being white.
2.
3.
4.
a white substance.
Origin of whiteness
1000
before 1000; Middle English whitenes, Old English hwītnes. See white, -ness
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  • Linda wanted desperately to preserve the whiteness of her skin, the flexible black distinction of her hair, yes—her beauty.

    Linda Condon Joseph Hergesheimer
  • The floor was scrubbed to whiteness, the very stove was burnished.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • Just an atom of whiteness, folded up in its smooth brown shell.

    Parables of the Christ-life I. Lilias Trotter
  • Oh, the relief of the tallness and straightness and whiteness!

  • At whiteness (see diagram) it will be seen that the inclined strata are covered by a newer deposit, a, in horizontal beds.

  • This portion of the figure he enriches by the attribution of whiteness, or unity and radiance.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • She could not speak, but looked at him in blank dismay, her great black eyes wildly open, her lips quivering in their whiteness.

    Norston's Rest Ann S. Stephens
  • There was scarce a cloud to be seen, and the whiteness of the moon made the blue thin.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • As I talked to Emily I became dimly aware of a whiteness over the ground.

    The White Peacock D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

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