from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix State; quality; condition; degree: brightness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix Appended to adjectives to form nouns meaning "the state of (the adjective)", "the quality of (the adjective)", or "the measure of (the adjective)".
- suffix Appended to words of other parts of speech to form nouns (often nonce words or terms in philosophy) meaning the state/quality/measure of the idea represented by these words.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A suffix used to form abstract nouns expressive of quality or state.
I think there is a certain joy and a certain abandonment that this record has that really comes from the "live"-ness, the spontaneity, and the fear factor of recording live.
The "married"-ness refers to the incredible harmony between pork and bitter greens – a marriage made in the muck of smallholdings rather than the heavens, but special and sacred nonetheless.
The company stated that the rent it charged workers was calculated to amortize the cost of the cottages over five years at 6 percent a year, but that only underscores its excessive -ness.
Here are suggestions for some television shows that might be able to replace what you love about the "Mad"-ness in your life.
"With-it"-ness takes work, like reading the right blogs every day, challenging yourself to stay abreast of the latest technology, and social media marketing.
Before filming the skating scene, the men sat huddled in Johnson's tiny trailer and their boyish manliness exposed itself: They talked about the "awesome"-ness that is Bob Dylan and taunted Greenfield for his in-depth knowledge of "Glee."
The results showed that specific details of the cranial bones and beak - such as the relative "spongy"-ness of the bone at different places in the skull and the unequal lengths of the upper and lower parts of the beak - were crucial for preventing impact injury.
Before filming the skating scene, the men sat huddled in Johnson's tiny trailer and their boyish manliness exposed itself: They talked about the "awesome"-ness that is Bob Dylan and taunted Greenfield for his in-depth knowledge of "Glee.