Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See fullness.
- n. Being full; completeness.
- n. The degree to which a space is full.
- n. The degree to which fate has become known.
- n. bodybuilding : A measure of the degree to which a muscle has increased in size parallel to the axis of its contraction. A full muscle fills more of the space along the part of the body where it is connected.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See fullness.
“It is the unsuspected forces, hidden to the eyes of men, -- the forces imprisoned in the soil and the stimuli of alternating flash of light and the gloomings of darkness these and many others will be found to maintain the ceaseless activity which we know as the fulness of throbbing life.”
“So uncertain is all that which we call fulness in the creature, 1 Sam. ii.”
“By the following September Helen shows improvement in fulness of construction and more extended relations of thought.”
“And what do you call the fulness of life?" the Spirit asked again.”
“Page 18 character and the renown which future history will portray in fulness of detail, and with a depth and harmony of coloring demanded by so extraordinary a subject.”
“In the first place, it is the church, and not Christ to whom the word fulness here refers.”
“Rather, translate as Vulgate (the doves), sitting at the fulness of the stream; by the full stream; or, as Maurer (the eyes) set in fulness, not sunk in their sockets (Re 5: 6), ( "seven," expressing full perfection), (Zec 3: 9; 4: 10).”
“He had survived the wild and irregular power which stamps, with fierce and somewhat sensual characters, the productions of his youth; but he had not attained that serene repose of strength -- that calm, bespeaking depth and fulness, which is found in the best writings of his maturer years.”
“The term 'empty' restricts us within the sphere of things which are capable of fulness, that is, if the term be taken in its literal sense, things which possess extension in three dimensions.”
“We must also establish the degree of convergence of the effects, that is, the fulness of expression, the harmony between the idea and the form.”
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