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- n. the state of being concrete
- n. the result of being concrete
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being concrete.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being concrete, in any sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being concrete (not abstract)
"And we didn't see that kind of concreteness from President Obama."
The media attach an unwarranted "concreteness" to sample estimates out of proportion to their real status, probably out of sheer ignorance.
Notice how the second sentence has to bring some kind of concreteness to the initially vague and intuitively silly opening statement.
"fine white thread running, through years and years," and Hans flirts with the possibility that language may not precisely describe the world ( "I was assaulted by the notion, arriving in the form of a terrifying stroke of consciousness, that substance-everything of so called concreteness-was indistinct from its unnameable opposite").
It has a kind of concreteness to is that a Latin language doesn't have.
The cosmic symbol of the rising sun expresses the universality of God above all particular places and yet maintains the concreteness of divine revelation.
Sydney Chaffee continued, "I've gotten closer to achieving a balance between two extremes in my own intentions -- the extreme concreteness of many 9th graders' first intentions and the extreme flimsiness of the overly poetic, grand intentions of my first few years which were hard for me to know if I was actually doing."
Netherland recognizes the tenuous nature of a self, that "fine white thread running, through years and years," and Hans flirts with the possibility that language may not precisely describe the world ( "I was assaulted by the notion, arriving in the form of a terrifying stroke of consciousness, that substance — everything of so called concreteness — was indistinct from its unnameable opposite").
Now in their fourth week, the protests are proving that it is not the concreteness of their demands but the staying power and resonance of their anger that have caught our attention.
In it they identify six key principles of stickability: simplicity, unexpectedness, concreteness, credibility, emotions, and stories.