particularness love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being particular; particularity; individuality.
  • n. Nice attention to detail; fastidiousness; fussiness.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • At the risk of being misunderstood as dismissing the particularness and the seriousness of what happened to Professor Gates, by saying it happens to whites too, let me ask you to listen to this:

    Anna Deavere Smith: Before We All Have A Beer

  • Night Land, and with particularness to that part that I did travel in, as it might be called, the yesterday.

    The Night Land

  • Forces, and to watch the Monsters and the Beasts that beset the great Pyramid, and measure and record, and have so full a knowledge of these same that, did one but sway an head in the darkness, the same matter was set down with particularness in the Records.

    The Night Land

  • At a time when the political pressures on black playwrights writing about black characters were to produce very narrow art that, at best, is only accessible to a certain type of person at a certain period of time, or, at worst, uses blackness as a gimmick to pass off inferior works -- at that time, Wilson produced some work that was remarkable in both its particularness and its transcendance.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • These causes and laws pass beyond the particularness and contingency of individual facts, and are elements as fundamentally real as the individual facts which they produce and control.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • And one thing (aye! and I fear me, many) have I missed to set out with particularness:

    The Night Land: Chapter 2

  • And after I had eat and drunk again, I did look outward over the Night Land, and with particularness to that part that I did travel in, as it might be called, the yesterday.

    The Night Land: Chapter 7

  • Pete ought to get over some of his particularness to oblige me.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards

  • Contemporary art with its more comprehensive and sophisticated approach to physical and formal properties requires the book itself (full and present in all its particularness) to measure up.

    futureofthebook.com

  • You’re getting to be your aunt’s own niece, I see, for particularness.”

    Adam Bede

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