Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or character of being modern; conformity to modern ideas or ways; recentness.
- n. the property of being modern
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being modern; recentness; novelty.
- n. the quality of being current or of the present
- modern + -ness (Wiktionary)
“To some extent he attained his object, but his success was limited; and his teaching affected by what I can only call a modernness of temperament in me, which no force of tradition wholly destroyed or stifled.”
“He seeks this thing which we may call modernness, for no better word to express the idea presents itself.”
“Characters like Martha add a modernness that the old series lacked.”
“Human civilization has grown to its present day modernness thanks to scientific advances.”
“I am struck, in reading him, with the extreme modernness of his style and spirit.”
“This perpetual modernness is the measure of merit in every work of art; since the author of it was not misled by any thing short-lived or local, but abode by real and abiding traits.”
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“To be sure, there were aspects of Germany he did not care for -- he found Berlin suffering from the same "modernness, ugliness, and bigness" of Boston -- and at the end of his second semester he moved to England, which he found”
“It sat on a hill that gave a fantastic view of the Nile, its porch open to the breeze and offering an Old World elegance that sharply contrasted with the high-rise modernness of the New Cataract Hotel that adjoined it.”
“Where this work is done best, it shows, in both the elementary and high schools, balanced understanding and complete modernness.”
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