Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being frozen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A state of being frozen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being frozen.

Etymologies

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frozen +‎ -ness

Examples

  • If he lay passive, he would sink, while frozenness above slid down to keep him in his grave.

    The Clique

  • We can move out of our frozenness and into a spontaneous give and take.

    Dr. Tian Dayton: Living in the Moment

  • Valuable psychic energy that could be used in service of our own forward movement gets held in an unconscious, psychic frozenness.

    Dr. Tian Dayton: An Integrated National Psyche

  • The real question is whether there is any legitimate reason to hope for anything beyond brokenness, frozenness, tedium, and inexpression.

    Philocrites: Despair, resurrection, and religious liberalism.

  • One antidote, I think, is to awaken from the frozenness of our demoralization and say no to that war before the idea congeals even one more degree toward reality.

    Calling for Peace

  • His mouth was too wet, she thought, and she was sorry, wishing that the kiss was different from other ones, so different as to ease her sexual frozenness of all these years and change the legend so that it now read: I used to be uncomfortable with myself as a sexual being, until I met a man I could love.

    The Position

  • Tongues of dark cloud drifting high above -- forerunner of the storm -- lent him a slight illusion of motion, at the same time as the remaining hot brightness of the sky contradicted that frozenness.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • He stumbled over frozenness that still trembled, to the verge of the cleft.

    Starfarers

  • Nearly everything we had for lunch was in a more or less advanced state of frozenness, from the bouillon, ever so far along to the ices in the shape of different-coloured fruits, toward the end.

    Lady Betty Across the Water

  • Doctors are to watch out for and record nonverbal cues as 'watchful frozenness', sad mood, avoidance of eye contact, etc.

    Daily News & Analysis

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