Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being hidden or concealed.

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  • noun uncountable The state, property or quality of being hidden.
  • noun countable The result or product of being hidden.

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  • noun the state of being covert and hidden

Etymologies

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From hidden +‎ -ness.

Examples

  • Another factor to the prophecy is the "hiddenness" of Mary as a virgin that St. Jerome mentioned above.

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  • Given the level of intricacy and complexity that defines our biology and our growth potential, as with so many creatures, importance should be granted to mystery and hiddenness.

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  • He has elevated his ideas to a new poetic level, where they are indeed filled with the resonances of multiple meanings and associations, bringing together images of stars, nighttime, hiddenness, erosion, and many other things.

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  • It is the same reason why, in Judaism, Torah scrolls are sequestered in an ark, obscured first by doors, then curtains, then a velvet covering, all of which increases hiddenness and thus reverence.

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  • No company combined simplicity and hiddenness better than Apple under Mr. Jobs's leadership.

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  • Each says something about our separations and yearning for reunion: web of life; mystery, hiddenness; creation crucified; putting "eco" back in economics; nature adapts, we can too; wilderness in nature, wildness of love; and nature as friend.

    Doug Demeo: Love, Nature: A Reunion

  • Each says something about our separations and yearning for reunion: web of life; mystery, hiddenness; creation crucified; putting "eco" back in economics; nature adapts, we can too; wilderness in nature, wildness of love; and nature as friend.

    Doug Demeo: Love, Nature: A Reunion

  • The Adar that speaks, through silence, through hiddenness, just as some say that the only sound God actually spoke at Sinai was the sound of the first letter, Aleph, of the first word, Anokhi -- I.

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  • Given the level of intricacy and complexity that defines our biology and our growth potential, as with so many creatures, importance should be granted to mystery and hiddenness.

    Doug Demeo: Love, Nature: A Reunion

  • The Adar that speaks, through silence, through hiddenness, just as some say that the only sound God actually spoke at Sinai was the sound of the first letter, Aleph, of the first word, Anokhi -- I.

    Rabbi Arthur Waskow: The Secret Blessing Of The Hebrew Calendar's Extra Adar

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