Definitions

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  • n. The state of being overt; openness.

Etymologies

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overt +‎ -ness

Examples

  • What is missing from Searle's characterization is the notion of overtness: The agent in question must not only make her intention to undertake a certain commitment manifest; she must also intend that that very intention be manifest.

    Saving Prostitutes in Sevilla

  • If by “genuinely” you mean equally unpopular throughout the nation, and for the same reasons, then maybe, but I think you underestimate the unique regional nature of bigotry against AAs, the overtness (unashamedness) of their poor treatment by Southern states and the last resort nature of the 1964 federal law.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Public Opinion, Anti-Discrimination Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • If by “genuinely” you mean equally unpopular throughout the nation, and for the same reasons, then maybe, but I think you underestimate the unique regional nature of bigotry against AAs, the overtness unashamedness of their poor treatment by Southern states and the last resort nature of the 1964 federal law.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Public Opinion, Anti-Discrimination Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • Now they have disappeared , these hijras in the picture hold fort at the Andheri Versova link road traffic signal, I was sure I would meet them , I had my camera on me and shot all this when the traffic came to a halt, you need to compose yourself when you shoot hijras , and not get taken in by their charm and overtness.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • When Kurt Cobain collaborated with William S. Burroughs in 1992, it defined overtness.

    Chuck Klosterman on Living and Society

  • There is more to overtness than wearing one's heart (or mind) on one's sleeve.

    Saving Prostitutes in Sevilla

  • What is missing in the handkerchief example is the element of overtness.

    Saving Prostitutes in Sevilla

  • Actually, it still isn't my experience, but it's not, generally speaking, as extreme or at the same level of overtness as it once was.

    "It was a time of uncertainty, hope and change. The summer of love."

  • I always walk from Sherton – Abbas, for if I hire, people will know that I come; and my success with you so far has not been great enough to justify such overtness.

    The Woodlanders

  • The exception to that rule is that I eschew any political overtness in my work.

    Event

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