from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being numerous or many; the condition of consisting of a great number of individuals.
  • noun Poetic quality; melodiousness; musicalness.

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  • noun the state or quality of being numerous

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  • noun a large number


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numerous +‎ -ness


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  • The astonished Portuguese did not know what to think of this new phenomenon, but its "numerousness," if we may so call it, caused it to altogether outweigh the influence of the first prediction, and there were no further symptoms of revolt against the French.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889 Barkham Burroughs

  • They were used to a living environment where they didn't need to be cautious; their numerousness made them indestructible.

    Archive 2007-09-01 Heather McDougal 2007

  • They were used to a living environment where they didn't need to be cautious; their numerousness made them indestructible.

    The Song of the Passenger Pigeon Heather McDougal 2007

  • "We used that figure when most gay people were entirely hidden to try to create an impression of our numerousness," says Tom Stoddard, former head of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund.

    How Many Gays Are There? 2008

  • This boldness of the consul, and the numerousness of his army, double theirs, startled the Carthaginians; but

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans Plutarch 2003

  • As a striking proof, besides, of the numerousness of the natives, I beg leave to state, that Governor

    The Expedition to Botany Bay 2003

  • While signaling to the reader the fact that "every body" encompasses various degrees of numerousness, while signaling, that is, the fact that there are crowds Emma will join and crowds she won't, that passage likewise indexes Austen's participation in a project of social theory that had preoccupied the moralists of the previous century.

    Social Theory at Box Hill: Acts of Union 2000

  • Out of 600 such letters -- a typical day's grist -- the chances are but half will be written in Italian, followed in the order of their numerousness, by those inscribed in Polish, French and Scandinavian.

    The Stars and Stripes The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919 United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces

  • But numerousness is a new factor, or new disturbance, to our explorations --

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort

  • Their most striking peculiarity was, as Mrs. Malaprop would say, "his numerousness."

    Janey Canuck in the West Emily Ferguson 1910


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