from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The quality of being blue in any sense.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality of being blue; a blue color.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The state or quality of being
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
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To perceive a blue carpet is to have a representational state the content of which is the carpet and the property blueness, that is,.
Behind the blueness was the same evil pink-purple sense that he had felt with the Matrial's torques and with the purple crystal that had linked them.
Adding to the blueness were the multi-hued licks of Union Station, especially Ron Block's banjo and Douglas' dobro, an eloquent enhancer of emotions.
But was it the "blueness" of it, or was it the fact that the sentiment was touching on a past journey of their own?
I suspect most people wouldn't be able to articulate what "blueness" means to your satisfaction either, but they know what they mean.
You're mistaken: There is no problem in providing operational definitions for "blueness".
Given the "blueness" of Connecticut, the alleged strength of the Lamont groundswell, the fact that a lot of "less informed" general-election voters just vote the straight party ticket, and the fact that you can count the number of Senators elected in my lifetime without running on either the Democratic or the Republican tickets on the fingers of one mutilated hand, it's at least interesting that Lamont lost, isn't it?
On my way there, I saw a bluebird, and it flashed so blue, it was bluer than the sky, and so magical, like an omen of ... "blueness," supplies Sylvia! well, something good.
In precisely what sense do universals (such as blueness, goodness, cowness, squareness, and threeness) exist?
Nurse Najma Hassen, who attended to Solomons at the hospital, said Solomons showed no signs such as blueness of the face or breathlessness at the time of her transfer to Groote Schuur Hospital.