Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being homelike.
“And in some dim way there was a homelikeness about these lands, as if he had known them once long before.”
“The "Merry Maid," riding out on the waves near the spot where they had first found refuge, had given their shore almost a homelikeness.”
“Mrs. Bailey had given them a few things to add to the homelikeness of their living-rooms, and they were quite comfortably settled, and getting along as happily as could be asked for.”
“In the days of their happy summer life, lived in great simplicity and homelikeness, the Crown Princess once wrote, in a little pavilion here, --”
“Bosse one will see that the rooms have an air of homelikeness as well as richness.”
“She had only seen two rooms of the Hewitt house, and that when they were dressed out of all homelikeness, because of the reception.”
“They generally attributed the homelikeness to Lucille, who was dangerously near looking matronly, rather than to Marjorie, who would be more like a firefly than a matron even when she became a grandmother.”
“The rough clapboards and beams of the ceiling and walls had never been plastered, and this very crudity seemed somehow to give the room an air of warmth and homelikeness that was very inviting.”
“In spite of the simplicity and the homelikeness of the Harvard with eight hundred undergraduates, however, it was large enough to afford the opportunity of meeting men of many different tastes and men from all parts of the country.”
“The little house might have been placed very comfortably between the walls of the dining-room at the Marcy country house, but there was an indefinable, undeniable air of gracious hospitality and homelikeness about its aspect, and its surroundings gave it an appearance of being ample for the accommodation of any two people not anxious to get away from each other.”
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