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exceptionalness

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being exceptional.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Exceptional character or quality.

Etymologies

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exceptional +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Obama co-opted that messaging tonight, calling on the public to draw on our collective exceptionalness -- is that a word?

    First thoughts on President Obama's State of the Union Speech

  • You get this, too, reading Thoreau, who was still quite a young man, I think just twenty-seven years old, when he went to Walden, and you can easily see, reading his writings, how positively exhilarated he was by his own exceptionalness.

    Interview with Environmental Activist and Consumer Advocate Mr. Grinch: On the Christmas Story and the Post-consumer era

  • You see a lot of young people now trying to return, and their attempts are energized by a sense of novelty, with the thrill of their own exceptionalness.

    Interview with Environmental Activist and Consumer Advocate Mr. Grinch: On the Christmas Story and the Post-consumer era

  • They are trapped in the Murdoch bubble, in its exceptionalness.

    The Secrets of His Succession

  • So instead of being a story about the sheer preposterousness, the zaniness and lunacy, of the notion of Rudy as president — the exceptionalness of the whole enterprise — it was about, in essence, the logic of perception.

    Crazy for Rudy

  • They seemed only to throw her own exceptionalness into becoming relief, and give a soaring vastness to her scheme of life.

    The House of Mirth

  • One such assumption was that, even if the transcendental claims of Christianity have been denied, any serious thought about morality must acknowledge the absolute exceptionalness of men, the unique dignity and worth of this species among otherwise speechless, inattentive things, and their uniquely open future.

    A Special Supplement: Morality & Pessimism

  • Of course he knew that Sonia’s position was an exceptional case, though unhappily not unique and not infrequent, indeed; but that very exceptionalness, her tinge of education, her previous life might, one would have thought, have killed her at the first step on that revolting path.

    Chapter IV. Part IV

  • The exceptionalness, the significance, of the case lay wholly in the fact that she had formulated them all and then rejected them ....

    The Long Run

  • And this reversal of all the world's opinions and prejudices was to me singularly delightful; I loved the sense of unreality that the exceptionalness of our life in this studio conveyed.

    Confessions of a Young Man

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