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  • n. Plural form of quality.


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  • -- _Join to each of the nouns below three appropriate adjectives expressing the qualities as assumed, and then make complete sentences by asserting these qualities_: --

    Higher Lessons in English A work on english grammar and composition

  • It might be said that the seeing is merely the sequel to some law [of our own nature], so that what we call qualities do not actually exist in the substances.

    The Six Enneads.

  • The physicists tell us that what we call the qualities of things, and their structure and composition, are but the expressions of internal atomic movements.

    The Breath of Life

  • The president said he would look for a candidate who possessed what he described as qualities similar to that of Justice Stevens: "an independent mind, a record of excellence and integrity, a fierce dedication to the rule of law and a keen understanding of how the law affects the daily lives of the American people." - News

  • Then I have to wonder why cognitive abilities are supposed to be free from genetic differences, where they are evident in qualities such as height and strength.

    Baffled by "Analytical Egalitarianism", Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • In connection with an item of Ru ware of the Northern Song dynasty, for instance, which many connoisseurs regard as one of the absolute pinnacles of Chinese ceramic art, the author of the pertinent catalogue entry states that certain qualities of shape and decoration “make it incredibly rare even within this exceptional group.”

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • China's music-festival industry shares certain qualities with the country's other big businesses: huge potential, eye-popping expansion, rampant imitation, meddlesome government officials.

    A Pioneer In Chinese Music Festivals

  • To repeat myself this quest to define the Jordan/Kobe difference in terms of ineffable qualities is silly.

    Matthew Yglesias » Kobe and Jordan Redux

  • Dan Saltzman, despite all his good qualities, is not that leader.


  • The more that publications such as The Wine Spectator promote this latter style of wine – flashy with deep color and offering the toasty vanillin qualities of small barrels – the more producers will make wine that way.

    When Nebbiolo’s not for newbies – and toward a general theory of bitter | Dr Vino's wine blog


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