Definitions

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  • n. Lack of fecundity or fruitfulness; barrenness; sterility; unproductiveness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lack of fecundity or fruitfulness; barrenness; sterility; unproductiveness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being infecund; absence of fecundity; unfruitfulness; barrenness.

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Examples

  • His declaration stood in spite of the recorded infecundity of abstinence-only programs in controlling the spread of HIV.

    Michael Mungai: The Bait of Christian Fundamentalism in Africa

  • So I urge you to keep your child out of kindergarten, because kindergarten will only lead to first grade and then thegrim sequence of grade after grade begins and takes its inexorable toll on the mind born fertile but gradually numbed by the pedants who impose on the captive child the flotsam of their own infecundity.

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  • Gymnasium, as I have described above; and the Circles are too much disposed to acquiesce in infecundity as a Law of the superior development.

    Flatland: a romance of many dimensions

  • Revolutions cannot always be suppressed by slaughter, and that Nature, in sentencing the Circles to infecundity, has condemned them to ultimate failure — “and herein,” he says, “I see a fulfilment of the great Law of all worlds, that while the wisdom of Man thinks it is working one thing, the wisdom of Nature constrains it to work another, and quite a different and far better thing.”

    Flatland: a romance of many dimensions

  • It is only that, in seeking to compensate himself for his infecundity, he has fallen into the deep sea of preciosity.

    Musical Portraits Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers

  • Modern sociologists are rather to be blamed, not so much for the illusion in which they are involved when they talk of an impossible science of sociology, as for the infecundity which almost always accompanies their illusion.

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  • The constant infecundity of the attempt should have at once given rise to some suspicion as to its vanity.

    Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic

  • It was a portent ominous of blighted harvests and prodigious births or absolute infecundity!

    Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom

  • Neo-Therapeutic Gymnasium, as I have described above; and the Circles are too much disposed to acquiesce in infecundity as a Law of the superior development.

    Flatland: a romance of many dimensions (Illustrated)

  • Nature, in sentencing the Circles to infecundity, has condemned them to ultimate failure -- "and herein," he says, "I see a fulfilment of the great Law of all worlds, that while the wisdom of Man thinks it is working one thing, the wisdom of Nature constrains it to work another, and quite a different and far better thing."

    Flatland: a romance of many dimensions (Illustrated)

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