Definitions

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  • noun The state or condition of being an outsider.

Etymologies

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outsider +‎ -ness; compare earlier outsiderishness, outsiderliness

Examples

  • In what is perhaps her richest and most deeply searching novel, Anne Tyler gives us a story about what it is to be an American, and about Maryam Yazdan, who after thirty-five years in this country must finally come to terms with her 'outsiderness.'

    Digging To America by Anne Tyler: Book summary

  • As he was originally written, and as Leonard Nimoy started off playing him, Spock dealt with his outsiderness by trying to erase one cause of it.

    It's Kirk the Explorer not Kirk the Rebel

  • SIEGEL: And first, this idea of outsiderness or outsiderliness, whatever, you've interviewed presidents, presidential candidates, you've been at the White House.

    Garry Wills' Adventures As An 'Outsider Looking In'

  • I am not convinced that [Caldwell's] attempt to move the conversation to a question of who owns the means of literary production does anything more than nudge us toward a severe reification of outsiderness, an anti-brand mandarinism.

    Writing and Publishing

  • SIEGEL: And first, this idea of outsiderness or outsiderliness, whatever, you've interviewed presidents, presidential candidates, you've been at the White House.

    Garry Wills' Adventures As An 'Outsider Looking In'

  • SIEGEL: And first, this idea of outsiderness or outsiderliness, whatever, you've interviewed presidents, presidential candidates, you've been at the White House.

    Garry Wills' Adventures As An 'Outsider Looking In'

  • I am not convinced that [Caldwell's] attempt to move the conversation to a question of who owns the means of literary production does anything more than nudge us toward a severe reification of outsiderness, an anti-brand mandarinism.

    OCD

  • I am not convinced that [Caldwell's] attempt to move the conversation to a question of who owns the means of literary production does anything more than nudge us toward a severe reification of outsiderness, an anti-brand mandarinism.

    October 2009

  • SIEGEL: And first, this idea of outsiderness or outsiderliness, whatever, you've interviewed presidents, presidential candidates, you've been at the White House.

    Garry Wills' Adventures As An 'Outsider Looking In'

  • Mr. Gingrich in the 1980s was hungry and ambitious, and no one had prepared the way for him, which is actually his firmest claim on outsiderness: he was no fortunate son.

    The GOP Takes a Wild Ride

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