Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being fitting; suitability.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Suitableness; appropriateness; fitness.

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

  • n. the quality of being suitable

Etymologies

fitting +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On the other hand, there is a certain fittingness to packaging these two films together.

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  • Though such a thematic doesn’t seem logically necessary to begin with, it exhibits an incalculably rich symbolic coherence as well as that gloriously gratuitous fittingness which is a mark of perfect Love.

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  • "de congruo," that is, a merit of simple "fittingness," which is characteristic of every angelic and human creature.

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  • While Neumeier's enthusiasm is great, his statement about the story's fittingness today seems a bit of stretch.

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  • A certain amusing fittingness was thus manifested in my choice of a location for my predations, a choice fully vindicated, incidentally, by the catch of lovely males I acquired there.

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  • "Do you hesitate, " she asked, -because of some lack of certitude as to my nature, for fear of some impropriety or subtle lack f fittingness in such an action?

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  • (That spirit is, with exquisite fittingness, preserved in the motto of the recently crucial South Carolina: "Dum spiro spero.")

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  • It was a coincidental fittingness that as all eyes were upon him, he sat alone on the railing, a bit above everyone else - as if on some makeshift stage for an actor on some far away sea.

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  • CARDINAL THEODORE MCCARRICK, ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS OF WASHINGTON, D.C.: It's a certain fittingness in having a burial at the dying of the day because we know that the sun will come back again tomorrow.

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  • We will focus on fittingness here, but analogous points can be made in terms of warrant.

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