Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being exclusive, in any sense of that word.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Quality of being exclusive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being exclusive; exclusivity

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun tendency to associate with only a select group

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Examples

  • It is a society in which the word exclusiveness is wholly unknown.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • It is a society in which the word exclusiveness is wholly unknown.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • Hallorann, who has come so far to break up a party whose racist exclusiveness is symbolic of his country’s history, is killed by Jack upon his arrival.

    2009 August

  • “Your argument is illogical,” I cried, “if the girl is jealous, it is because she has given herself more completely: her exclusiveness is the other side of her devotion and tenderness; she wants to do everything for you, to be with you and help you in every way, and in case of illness or poverty or danger, you would find how much more she had to give than your red-breeched soldier.”

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • "In our Fund," he said, "the word exclusiveness is not known.

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • "In our Fund," Dickens was saying to the crowded hall of actors, "the word exclusiveness is not known.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • “Your argument is illogical,” I cried, “if the girl is jealous, it is because she has given herself more completely: her exclusiveness is the other side of her devotion and tenderness; she wants to do everything for you, to be with you and help you in every way, and in case of illness or poverty or danger, you would find how much more she had to give than your red-breeched soldier.”

    Oscar Wilde

  • "Your argument is illogical," I cried, "if the girl is jealous, it is because she has given herself more completely: her exclusiveness is the other side of her devotion and tenderness; she wants to do everything for you, to be with you and help you in every way, and in case of illness or poverty or danger, you would find how much more she had to give than your red-breeched soldier."

    Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2) His Life and Confessions

  • What has been called his exclusiveness is entirely mythical.

    Old Familiar Faces

  • Since the suicide of her mother and the subsequent death from polio of her father, MacCabe, 34, a professional dancer, had been seeking radical solutions to the problem of 'exclusiveness' in dance, and ways of integrating disabled people into arts communities.

    Disability arts growing in Cambodia

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