Definitions

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  • n. The state of being personal

Etymologies

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personal +‎ -ness

Examples

  • And yes, it is true, some of the 'personalness' and personality of a small group meeting is lost in a larger group.

    Ben Witherington

  • But I think this really vicious personalness of calling her a liar, calling her a monster, comparing President Clinton to Joe McCarthy, a man who has led our party and led our country to great prosperity and peace, this is a problem.

    CNN Transcript Mar 26, 2008

  • But I-- I think this really vicious personalness of calling her a liar, calling her a monster, comparing President Clinton to Joe McCarthy, a man who has led our party and led our country to great prosperity and peace, this is a problem.

    CNN Transcript Mar 26, 2008

  • That had a degree of specificity and personalness to me that I was comfortable enough accepting.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2005

  • So I think that we have to restore the sense of personalness in schools, the commitment of adults to children, the commitment to helping children grow up to be responsible, good adults.

    Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms

  • Not the least part of the charm of this museum is the fact that it is not of great size, and that one may consequently visit it without fatigue; but the chief fascination of the place is the dramatic personalness of its exhibits.

    American Adventures A Second Trip 'Abroad at home'

  • It had begun with a certain personalness in his attitude, a personalness which was a thing to dislike, but almost impossible openly to resent.

    The Shuttle

  • And they do not resemble English storms, but rather Arctic ones, in a certain very suggestive something of personalness, and a carousing malice, and a Tartarus gloom, which I cannot quite describe.

    The Purple Cloud

  • As the mutual education of marriage is an individual affair, -- as the more individualness, the more personalness there is in the relation is what the relation itself is for, the mutual education of employers and employees is going to be found to have more meaning, value and power, the more individual and personal -- that is to say, the more alive it is.

    The Ghost in the White House Some suggestions as to how a hundred million people (who are supposed in a vague, helpless way to haunt the white house) can mak

  • His definition of religion as the feeling of dependence upon God, is cited as evidence of the effect upon him of his contention against the personalness of God.

    An Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant

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