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  • n. The quality of being leaden.


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leaden +‎ -ness


  • Khakpour's writing makes the leadenness of Darius and Xerxes 'lives that heavy and, as she skillfully invites the reader to feel, that real.

    Mike Bonifer: Review: Sons and Other Flammable Objects

  • There was a leadenness in her heart as she searched his craggy face.

    Calder Born, Calder Bred

  • There was a leadenness to his strides as he crossed the yard to the cabin.

    This Calder Range

  • And yet, through the leadenness upon his soul, through that vague, almost indefinable sense of tragedy at hand, ran a curious little note of exultation.

    Antony Gray,—Gardener

  • Even when the days marched past, mustering themselves in weekly and monthly platoons and Bill still remained in the Klappan, she experienced no dreary leadenness of soul.

    North of Fifty-Three

  • And everybody bought save Smoke, mouth still agape, chained by a leadenness of movement to the pavement.

    Smoke Bellew

  • But achieving that sense without falling into leadenness and monotony or, conversely, unnatural hyperintensity isn't easy.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Tim Maurice-Jones, there's raggedy charm to this misshapen film, a genuine, enticing verve that helps overshadow the dull leadenness of Hütz-spouted platitudes like his title-explaining gem, 'Without filth, there is no wisdom.'"

    GreenCine Daily

  • Miracle at St Anna is a botch of the first order, a movie that telegraphs its leadenness in its first 10 minutes, and departs two-and-a-half hours later having left behind maybe two or three memorable scenes. "

    GreenCine Daily


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