Definitions

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  • n. The condition of being a home; homeliness, domesticity.

Etymologies

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home +‎ -ness

Examples

  • A woman in the hut made all the difference; a feeling of "homeness" now pervaded the camp.

    There was a King in Egypt

  • a sense of at-homeness which is good for our souls; they define, beyond peradventure of doubt, what is ours and what is another's.

    The Price of Brotherhood

  • Though not a particularly observant Jew, Comden seemed informed by a Jewish frame of mind — a wise-cracking, down-to-earth, cultural "at homeness" with which I very much identified.

    We Remember - Betty Comden, 1917 - 2006

  • And while the reality of having a room full of people waiting to speak to oneself ought to have been a good feeling, oozing with validation and "you've-finally-come-homeness," instead performance anxiety set in.

    honteux - French Word-A-Day

  • My at-homeness in the United States did not come despite ethnic and religious differences such as these but because of them.

    Arnold M. Eisen: A Jew At Christmas

  • She writes of the not quite at-homeness of the English Jews in England and refers to their allegiances to other people and places — to Holocaust survivors and victims, to Israel and Russia, and to family, ceremony, and traditions.

    Elaine Feinstein.

  • Xuei-Hen Ju uses his blog to promote his own kind of ‘homeness.’

    Fandom, Otaku, and Home Guys in Taiwan

  • We're going to do an amazing job in terms of dealing with our population and our homeness in our city.

    CNN Transcript Mar 14, 2009

  • For a book called Constellations, a fair bit of stick-close-to-homeness to be seen, and some pretty nebulous qualifications for thi sin some stories.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • It evokes thoughts of beauty, peaceful at homeness and contentment, that's what came to mind when I saw it.

    Elements of the House

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