Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or property of being sturdy. Obstinacy; contumacy.
- n. The state or quality of being sturdy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Quality of being sturdy.
- n. the state of being vigorous and robust
- n. resoluteness evidenced by strength of character
- n. the property of something that is strongly built
- From sturdy + -ness (Wiktionary)
“The English Renaissance was of slow growth and was always marked by a certain English sturdiness, which is one of the reasons why it is more easily used in our modern houses.”
“But throughout he is saved by his absolute love of the sea and seamen, and by his belief in a certain steadiness and sturdiness which is essentially nautical.”
“Birmingham can pass the ball in basically competent fashion, albeit mostly in front of the opposition, and they retain a certain defensive sturdiness which is padded out by a fine goalkeeper, who occasionally enables his team to scrape improbable victories such as the one over Chelsea.”
“I also considered a laptop cart, but none of the options I found had the combination of adjustability with the kind of sturdiness I was looking for.”
“Instead I have focused my attention on music with the kind of sturdiness and self-sufficiency the post-apocalyptic lifestyle I’m anticipating might require.”
“A wide range of ethnicities was represented, but across the board, each of them seemed to exude this sturdiness, an air of capability.”
“Playing with a sturdiness and a relentless intensity that was rarely on show during the team's run to the final, the French upset New Zealand's rhythm by preventing them from getting the ball to their highly skilled play makers in space.”
“The vines were wrapped around the base of the float for extra sturdiness.”
“MINUS: The Big Mouth was the only winning juicer made of plastic and not containing at least some stainless steel — but a little sturdiness was all we sacrificed for the price.”
“His sentences have an unbelievable sturdiness to them, they have no encumbrances, every word feels like exactly the right word.”
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