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multitudinousness

Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being multitudinous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or state of being multitudinous.

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

  • n. a very large number (especially of people)

Etymologies

multitudinous +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And while it does not gaily dismiss contradictions with allusions to bulk and multitudinousness, it is able to subscribe to opposing views—the belief, for example, that the Hebrew bible is both divinely inspired and compiled by human hands—and still get business done.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Nor must I omit to note the right position of the lance, to lessen as far as possible the risk of mutual interference. 55 Each trooper should hold his lance straight between the ears of his charger, which in proportion to the distinctness given to the weapon will rouse terror, and at the same time create a vague idea of multitudinousness. 56

    The Cavalry General

  • We are crazed by a multitudinousness of details, till the eye sees no picture, the ear hears no music, the taste finds no beauty, and the reason grasps no system.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864

  • But he preferred cleaning oil-wells to any of these toilsome accomplishments, and it must sadly be admitted that all the while he was making his face bright at Dolly, he was wondering what would happen if he interrupted Dolly's gurgling, galloping, giggling multitudinousness by shouting, "Oh, shut up!"

    Free Air

  • The creation of works of art involves all degrees of intention, from the hut in the wilderness rudely thrown together, whose purpose was shelter, to a Gothic cathedral, in its multitudinousness eloquent of man's worship and aspiration.

    The Gate of Appreciation Studies in the Relation of Art to Life

  • In the display of so much experimental paraphernalia, there may have been a hint that Herbert's was a scientific nature craving rather quantity than quality; his collection certainly possessed the virtue of multitudinousness, if that be a virtue; and the birds in the neighbourhood must have been undergoing a great deal of disappointment.

    Gentle Julia

  • How terribly alone is he, who misses companionship in the midst of the multitudinousness of life.

    The Home and the World

  • The apple-tree among the trees of the wood; the rose of Sharon: the lily of the vale; the cedar, with its dark green foliage; the rock for strength; the sea for multitudinousness; the heaven with its limpid blue, like the Divine compassion, overarching all -- these are some of the forthshadowings in the natural world of spiritual qualities in the nature of God.

    Love to the Uttermost Expositions of John XIII.-XXI.

  • Sordello, lured incessantly towards abstract ideals, lost in their contemplation, is smitten, like Aprile, into helplessness by the multitudinousness of the images he sees, refuses to descend into real life and submit to its limitations, is driven into the slothfulness of that dreaming imagination which is powerless to embody its images in the actual song.

    The Poetry Of Robert Browning

  • He intended it, he wrote in a letter, as "a place of relief from all the splendor and glory and noise and human multitudinousness of the great surrounding Babylon."

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