hospitableness love

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being hospitable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being hospitable; hospitality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being hospitable; hospitality.

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

  • n. having a disposition that welcomes guests and is fond of entertaining

Etymologies

hospitable +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We shall never forget your kindness and hospitableness.

    New Treasure Seekers

  • This was, indeed, what nobody had thought of – and even now we did not think any one could be so lost to proper hospitableness as to say no.

    New Treasure Seekers

  • It had the grave and heavy hospitableness of a picture of Teniers or Jan Steen.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • This was, indeed, what nobody had thought of -- and even now we did not think any one could be so lost to proper hospitableness as to say no.

    New Treasure Seekers or, The Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune

  • Alice received her sister-in-law with evident pleasure, though not perhaps that of pure hospitableness.

    Demos

  • It is only the family that can exercise true hospitableness — that can constitute a hospitable house; this manifests itself, even in our present so radically perverted state of society, in the fact that it is always the housewife who takes the lead of the guest-circle, and gives it the family-consecration.

    Christian Ethics. Volume II.���Pure Ethics.

  • Indeed, astronomers look for similar configurations - a giant outer planet with room for smaller planets in closer to the home stars - in other planetary systems as an indication of their hospitableness to life.

    Free Internet Press

  • Acknowledging Turkey's traditional hospitableness, I asked why its Government "repeatedly treats as honored guests an international rogues 'gallery consisting of Hamas Chieftain Khalid Meshaal, Sudanese President al-Bashir -- for whom the International Court of Criminal Justice has issued an arrest warrant for crimes against humanity in Darfur -- and (3) Iraqi Warlord al-Sadr."

    American Thinker

  • He was always bragging about the things he had at home, and the things he was allowed to do, and all the things he knew all about, but he was a most untruthful chap. He laughed at Noël's being a poet – a thing we never do, because it makes him cry and crying makes him ill – and of course Oswald and Dicky could not punch his head in their own house because of the laws of hospitableness, and Alice stopped it at last by saying she didn't care if it was being a sneak, she would tell Father the very next time.

    New Treasure Seekers

  • He was always bragging about the things he had at home, and the things he was allowed to do, and all the things he knew all about, but he was a most untruthful chap. He laughed at Noël's being a poet -- a thing we never do, because it makes him cry and crying makes him ill -- and of course Oswald and Dicky could not punch his head in their own house because of the laws of hospitableness, and Alice stopped it at last by saying she didn't care if it was being a sneak, she would tell Father the very next time.

    New Treasure Seekers or, The Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune

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