Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being fearsome.

Etymologies

fearsome +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If Steichen ingratiated himself with the powerful—he initially enraged J.P. Morgan with his 1909-10 portrait, only to have the financial titan quickly realize that the photograph was admiring of his fearsomeness—Strand always sided with the dispossessed.

    From the Shadows of Giants

  • Again and again, drinking in the strangeness and the fearsomeness of the world from her lips, I had heard her state that if one offended an

    Chapter 4

  • The decision not to use them was borne of budget constraints on the show and the feeling that they might lose their fearsomeness due to overexposure (a thought that was apparently overcome by the fourth season of Star Trek: Voyager).

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  • (But it explains the ferocity and fearsomeness of my Viking ancestors, no?)

    When What We Think We Know, Is Actually Wrong at SF Novelists

  • Around the last corner, where the trash Dumpsters were clustered like a modern Stonehenge of rust and dented steel, there was Bad Moon in all of his past glory and fearsomeness.

    Masked

  • Readers were fascinated by the fearsomeness of Indian warfare, the courage of a woman captured and victimized, and the sorrow of a mother who lost her youngest daughter in the attack.

    History of American Women

  • “Aarrggghhh,” he growled, face distorted with giant-like fearsomeness.

    December « 2006 « First 50 Words – Writing Prompts

  • He would see to it that her screams were short-lived, but nobody could remain calm in the face of his fearsomeness.

    A Dirty Job HTML

  • The lion, who had been beginning to enjoy his show of fearsomeness, shot Charlie a sideways look, then said: "All right -- in a minute."

    Excerpt: Lionboy by Zizou Corder

  • Anyway, if anyone has any advice to increase my fearsomeness as a competitor, I'm listening.

    My meager attempt to spice things up.

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