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- n. The condition of being early
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being early or forward; promptness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or fact of being early; a state of advance or forwardness; a state of being prior to something else, or at the beginning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. quality of coming early or earlier in time
Sorry, no etymologies found.
It’s earliness is evident in that it isn’t as developed and is actually rather boring.
The earliness is another advantage for plaintiffs, he said.
The researchers concluded that their samples were: "an important genetic reservoir of variability for useful characters such as earliness, short stem, high number of fertile tillers [see picture overpage], long spikes, dense spikes, high number of seeds per spike 'weight of kernels per spike, and protein content."
They loose early potency and sort of go down a lineage, so you loose that 'earliness' of the stem cells.
My husband and I actually have the opposite problem: chronic earliness.
While all the fans at our sports bar seemed cheerful and well-behaved not a single fist-fight broke out just for the hell of it (perhaps owing to the earliness of the hour) it would be misleading to call them anything other than passionate about their team.
By then we were pretty unglued from reality, the darkness outside the windows belying the lateness or earliness of the hour and playing tricks on our minds.
Hi Deborah, that is the one to have, because of the earliness, I agree completely.
One is the association of pinkness with flowers, especially blossoms, and the connection of the latter with freshness, youth, spring, earliness and immaturity.
If a woman arrives too early that means there will be no second date, I despise extreme earliness, it's a character flaw.