cadaverousness love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being cadaverous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being cadaverous.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Fearful squint would be at a premium; scowls would be valued according to their blackness and depth; a ghastly grin would be desirable; while a general cadaverousness might be utilized as suggesting to drunkards the probable end of their career.

    Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886

  • Huge-boned, tall, gaunt to cadaverousness, his face a dirty death's head, he was as repellent a nightmare of old age as ever Dore imagined.

    The Princess

  • His whiskers had grown and had given additional cadaverousness to his face as it appeared to me.

    The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • Without suggesting cadaverousness, though high-boned and prominent, the cheeks fell away and met in a mouth, thin-lipped and softly strong.

    The Great Interrogation

  • It was the face of an ascetic -- thin featured and thin lipped, pale almost to cadaverousness, but lighted as though with a fire from within.

    For the Faith

  • The old heroic stamina of our ancestors, that craved the bitter but nourishing home-brewed, has died out, and in its place there is a sickly cadaverousness that must be pampered and cosseted.

    Birds and Poets : with Other Papers

  • _Union_ spoke, is not necessarily a sign of inefficiency, any more than leanness or cadaverousness is a sign of efficiency.

    Reflections and Comments 1865-1895

  • He was a man whose figure promised cadaverousness, but who had an excessively red face, though shaped like a horse's.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

  • A cadaverousness of complexion; an eye large, liquid, and luminous beyond comparison; lips somewhat thin and very pallid, but of a surpassingly beautiful curve; a nose of a delicate

    Tales.

  • A cadaverousness of complexion; an eye large, liquid, and luminous beyond comparison; lips somewhat thin and very pallid, but of a surpassingly beautiful curve;

    The Hog's Head

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.