Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being nigh; nearness; proximity in place, time, or degree.
- n. The quality or state of being nigh, or near.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare The quality or state of being nigh.
- nigh + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Now I tell you, that meanwhile of their coming shall ye suffer such things as We will; and when they be here We will not forbid you to be anigh them; but We shall see that there will be little joy to you in that nighness.”
“Since the will is the rational appetite, when the rectitude of the reason which is called truth is imprinted on the will on account of its nighness to the reason, this imprint retains the name of truth; and hence it is that justice sometimes goes by the name of truth.”
“Persons, that in the whole of it, it be layed as an Addition to vs the smale Town of Stow, it lying for no other Town but vs for nighness & adjacency, togeither with the great need wee stand of it, & the no want of either or any of the above named Towns.”
“Reply Obj. 5: Apart from the mysteries of the spiritual interpretation, this place would seem to be inaccessible, chiefly on account of the extreme heat in the middle zone by reason of the nighness of the sun.”
“But the word "neighbor" denotes a kind of "nighness" which does not seem to exist towards all men.”
“Reply Obj. 1: Since the will is the rational appetite, when the rectitude of the reason which is called truth is imprinted on the will on account of its nighness to the reason, this imprint retains the name of truth; and hence it is that justice sometimes goes by the name of truth.”
“Yet all these reasons are incomparably surpassed by that which is taken from nighness to God.”
“It has latterly become the widening festival of universal brotherhood with succor for all need and nighness to all suffering; of good will warring against ill will and of peace warring upon war.”
“For from here he had but two days to travel to reach once more his cave and his animals; his soul, however, rejoiced unceasingly on account of the nighness of his return home.”
“Yet had neither of them fear of death or shame: nevertheless the nighness of them to each other called on them to bring the battle to an end.”
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