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  • n. Plural form of newness.


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  • It is an achingly expressive piece of music, inflected by the astringent harmonic newnesses of the 20th century but impossible to imagine without Western art music's long, incrementally varied, tonal tradition.

    A Sound Portrait

  • New arts, skills, philosophies, joys, newnesses for which no old name exists, spring into being.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • Alice Staverton, it would have taken a longer absence and a more averted mind than those even of which he had been guilty, to pile up the differences, the newnesses, the queernesses, above all the bignesses, for the better or the worse, that at present assaulted his vision wherever he looked.

    The Jolly Corner

  • There is a more noble daring in the figures, and more suitable to the loftiness of the subject; and, besides this, some newnesses of English, translated from the beauties of modern tongues, as well as from the elegancies of the Latin; and here and there some old words are sprinkled, which, for their significance and sound, deserved not to be antiquated; such as we often find in Sallust amongst the Roman authors, and in Milton's

    The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 07


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