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  • n. Alternative spelling of homeyness.


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  • Doubtless much of the "hominess" that attaches us to some houses is due to their snugness, but not all of it.

    The Complete Home

  • The quality of "hominess" is greatly increased in an article of furniture by a frank look or "home-made" appearance.

    Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife

  • If the housekeeper thinks that this is "hominess" carried to excess, she may cover the floor with an ingrain carpet, or better, plain filling of a medium shade, on which a few rag rugs are laid, light in color.

    Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife

  • It is well to have an artistic imagination in visualizing, as it were, the "hominess" of the house as it will appear after its rawness has been mellowed by time, and its forms have been endeared by association.

    Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife

  • But I missed the hominess of our little agritourism apartment, and I would not hesitate to recommend a farm stay to anyone wanting to touch feet to earth and direct eyes to sky.

    Judie Fein: From Five Star to Farm: How About a Little Agritourism?

  • Glittering and warm, it had an aura of hominess that shone about the place.

    Brush of Darkness

  • A chest of drawers for table linens is going in its place, with a lamp on top and a large picture above, bringing the sort of hominess that we once associated with the kitchen and its bubbling stock pot.

    In the Mood for Kitchens With Character

  • And yet when I was a living in London, and spent quite a lot of time in Freud's study, comforted by the hominess of the place and the sight of his many figurines and statuettes, I was often struck by the irony that Freud, who shed more light than anyone onto the crippling burden of memory, had been unable to resist its mythic spell any better than the rest of us.

    Nicole Krauss: Nicole Krauss On Writing 'Great House'

  • Occupying the lower right portion of the painting is a candelabrum aglow in its own light; somehow it seems part of the hominess of the work, as if the viewer's gotten a peek into someone's grandmother's parlor.

    ArtScene: Art Built From the Inside That's Not Just for Insiders

  • With just the assistance of a knife, some butter and breadcrumbs, you have a side dish that's not only very pretty in all its hominess, but also super tasty.

    Kalle Bergman: Swedish Hasselback Potatoes: The Comeback


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