Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being available; capability of being used; power or efficacy in promoting an end in view.
- n. Competent power; legal force; validity: as, the availableness of a title.
- n. Competent power; validity; efficacy; as, the availableness of a title.
- n. The quality of being available.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Competent power; validity; efficacy.
- n. Quality of being available; capability of being used for the purpose intended.
- n. the quality of being at hand when needed
“And lexicographic objectivity forces me to report that Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in an essay the next year, “Conservatism … goes for availableness in its candidate, not for worth….””
“Hence it is worth while now at the dawn of the new century to examine this material with a view to its availableness for the theory of Descent and especially for Darwinism.”
“Here it may not be superfluous to say that the former preparation has all the essential properties of the latter, save certain of the constipatory and stupefying tendencies which, by a private process known to the assigns of the inventor, have been so masked or removed that it possesses in many cases an availableness which the practitioner can not despise, though compelled by the secrecy of its formula to rank it among quack medicines.”
“The palpableness and availableness of an object are in proportion as it is separated from its environments.”
“The products of men's labour and women's labour will be appraised and paid for in proportion to their _real_ value, their strength or availableness for life.”
“The absence of the right to require cotton for the bonds took away their availableness in the foreign market.”
“The objection to conservatism, when embodied in a party, is, that in its love of acts, it hates principles; it lives in the senses, not in truth; it sacrifices to despair; it goes for availableness in its candidate, not for worth; and for expediency in its measures, and not for the right.”
“Fathers, even though he does not allow of their availableness as depriving untruths, spoken with such objects, of their sinfulness.”
“Fathers, even though he does not allow of their availableness as depriving untruths, spoken on such occasions, of their sinfulness.”
“Every genius is defended from approach by quantities of availableness.”
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