Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being icy, or of being very cold.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being icy or very cold; frigidity.
- n. coldness due to a cold environment
- n. a lack of affection or enthusiasm
“But in ordinary circumstances you would not be liable for failing to shovel or spread salt or ashes, and, if the iciness were an open and obvious condition, even for failing to warn them.”
“Altogether I'm amused at how appalled the big Beltway media have been with Obama's "iciness," or whatever they've called it, in this last press conference.”
“Nine days after receiving the transmission from Claudia, Jisuk found himself sitting in a corner booth at the Leaping Cow pub, grateful that the iciness of his beer disguised its stagnant taste.”
“But Bella felt a chill go through her that had nothing to do with the cold wind rattling through the tenement or the iciness of the floor beneath her stockinged feet.”
“He cultivated a sternly reserved manner, bordering on iciness, and trained himself with only partial success to not take public offense at what others said or did.”
“But in a signal that some of the iciness may be thawing, Mr. Bloomberg said Monday his testimony will make clear he's generally pleased with the governor's budget proposal.”
“Today Wednesday: With early-morning lows near or a little below freezing, take it slow on any side roads and sidewalks where iciness remains, either left over from yesterday morning or as a result of rain showers that came through overnight.”
“His tears froze as they met the iciness of space, even as the power of the sun healed his body.”
“Where the original had an off-putting iciness, this version envelops you emotionally.”
“Walking down a street, seeing and visually absorbing the buildings, the signage, the storefronts and street lights, the hanging flower pots and street-level plantings, the strollers and delivery trucks and tricycles, the iciness of winter or the colors of fall.”
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