Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being imposing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being imposing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or quality of being imposing or impressive.

Etymologies

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imposing +‎ -ness

Examples

  • As we approached the tomb it grew in imposingness.

    In and out of Three Normady Inns

  • Forming a collective existence without assignable beginning or end, it appeals to that feeling of the infinite which is deeply rooted in human nature, and which seems necessary to the imposingness of all our highest conceptions.

    Morality as a Religion An exposition of some first principles

  • Percy looked down at her; all his imposingness, all his air of importance, and his occasional tinge of pompousness, had entirely vanished.

    Bird of Paradise

  • A few steps onward and we were in sight of the source, and no words can convey its imposingness, or the sense of contrast forced upon the mind -- the pitchy, ebon cavern from which flashes the river in silvery whiteness, tumbling in a dozen cascades down glistening black rocks, and across pebbly beds, and along gold-green pastures.

    Holidays in Eastern France

  • The white silk and diamonds -- it may seem strange, but she did wear diamonds on her neck, in her ears, in her hair -- might have something to do with the new imposingness of her beauty, which flashed on him as more unquestionable if not more thoroughly satisfactory than when he had first seen her at the gaming-table.

    Daniel Deronda

  • It ascends into the unknown recesses of the past, embraces the manifold present, and descends into the indefinite and unforeseeable future, forming a collective Existence without assignable beginning or end, it appeals to that feeling of the Infinite, which is deeply rooted in human nature, and which seems necessary to the imposingness of all our highest conceptions.

    Auguste Comte and Positivism

  • -- as women do think when one of their artifices of evasion with a lover, or the trick of imposingness, has apparently been subduing him.

    Diana of the Crossways — Volume 4

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