Definitions

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  • n. The state of being exclusive; exclusivity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Quality of being exclusive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being exclusive, in any sense of that word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tendency to associate with only a select group

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It is a society in which the word exclusiveness is wholly unknown.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • Hallorann, who has come so far to break up a party whose racist exclusiveness is symbolic of his country’s history, is killed by Jack upon his arrival.

    2009 August

  • "In our Fund," he said, "the word exclusiveness is not known.

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • "In our Fund," Dickens was saying to the crowded hall of actors, "the word exclusiveness is not known.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • “Your argument is illogical,” I cried, “if the girl is jealous, it is because she has given herself more completely: her exclusiveness is the other side of her devotion and tenderness; she wants to do everything for you, to be with you and help you in every way, and in case of illness or poverty or danger, you would find how much more she had to give than your red-breeched soldier.”

    Oscar Wilde

  • "Your argument is illogical," I cried, "if the girl is jealous, it is because she has given herself more completely: her exclusiveness is the other side of her devotion and tenderness; she wants to do everything for you, to be with you and help you in every way, and in case of illness or poverty or danger, you would find how much more she had to give than your red-breeched soldier."

    Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2) His Life and Confessions

  • What has been called his exclusiveness is entirely mythical.

    Old Familiar Faces

  • Since the suicide of her mother and the subsequent death from polio of her father, MacCabe, 34, a professional dancer, had been seeking radical solutions to the problem of 'exclusiveness' in dance, and ways of integrating disabled people into arts communities.

    Disability arts growing in Cambodia

  • That kind of exclusiveness might have made the students in Volda think we respected their work more.

    Can questions grow old?

  • They prided themselves upon this attitude -- they called it their "exclusiveness"; and the exclusiveness of the younger generations of Wallings had become a kind of insanity.

    The Metropolis

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