Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or quality of being immediate, in any sense of that word.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or relations of being immediate in manner, place, or time; exemption from second or interventing causes.
- n. lack of an intervening or mediating agency
- n. the quickness of action or occurrence
- immediate + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Also to be reckoned with, was the immediateness of his attack.”
“I find the physicality and immediateness of real life shopping makes it harder for me to resist my impulse buys.”
“I really like Stom's, due to its style and feeling of immediateness.”
“In the enthusiasm of the struggle a hope arose that it would sweep away all the piled-up obstacles to human progress and usher in with a miraculous immediateness a new age.”
“Materialism (as evinced in Lockean associationism) "removes all reality and immediateness of perception, and places us in a dream-world of phantoms and spectres, the inexplicable swarm and equivocal generation of motions in our own brain”
“I like the immediateness you can get with the web.”
“He had not, but he expressed an unconquerable resolve so to do, and with immediateness.”
“The sterilization issue has a unique immediateness to it.”
“It had all the complications of the human mechanism, all the liability of getting out of repair, and it could not be replaced with the ease and immediateness of the human being.”
“It is a suggestive thought, but it hardly warrants prediction without losing touch with reality and immediateness.”
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