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  • n. The quality of being game; bravery, courage or pluck

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Endurance; pluck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being game or brave; courage; pluckiness.

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

  • n. disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet


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  • Bred from strains of Hatch, Claret, Black, Round Head and White Hackel for height, strength, speed and "gameness," or the ability to stay and fight instead of surrendering, a prize fighting cock may sell for as much as five thousand dollars.

    Cockfighting - Chicken Soup For The Soul

  • Some of them even played the first level and still couldn't see the 'gameness' of it.

    A worthy model

  • Developers of virtual worlds that use microtransactions already pay tax on the money they accrue that way, without they would argue necessarily undermining the integrity of the "gameness" of their world.


  • I think it's very helpful for the discussion here, because it demonstrates how central practice and representation are to understanding "gameness" in any given context ?'

    Against Exceptionalism: A New Approach to Games

  • We should look for a productive fit between local cultural representations of "gameness" and the games we study.

    Meaning, Games, and Bureaucracy

  • Like Smith, he recognized that quality in her they each called "gameness," and even more than Smith he appreciated the commingling of Scotch shrewdness and Indian craft.


  • This was his most interesting patient; he had attended her constantly for more than a year and in this time had learned to admire not only her beauty of person but her "gameness" and wholesome mentality.

    Mary Louise Solves a Mystery

  • It’s apparently bred in to get a quality called gameness, which makes a wonderful dog but you have to watch them around other dogs.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Regulating Dangerous Dogs:

  • He described a dangerous combination - a dog that wants to kill, and also exhibits the "gameness" that unscrupulous breeders admire. stories

  • If you want to talk "gameness," look no further than Faber.

    Five Ounces of Pain


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