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  • n. Plural form of correctness.

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Examples

  • Nobody had heard about psycholigical correctness, political correctness or any of the other correctnesses.

    BAAAD Influences

  • FDR ran on balanced budgets and austerity, the political correctnesses of his time.

    Detroit Takes One (More) for the Team

  • It is the underpinning for the correctnesses and orthodoxies of the day -- political, environmental, whatever.

    Shame on the UN Secretary-General...

  • And still, as language was made for man, he will be no authority for correctnesses which, limiting freedom of utterance, were yet but accidents in their origin; as if one vowed not to say "its," which ought to have been in Shakespeare; "his" "hers," for inanimate objects, being but a barbarous and really inexpressive survival.

    Appreciations, with an Essay on Style

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