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- n. The quality of being rotten.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being rotten, decayed, or putrid; unsoundness; corruptness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. in a state of progressive putrefaction
- n. the quality of rotting and becoming putrid
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The clean, upstanding trees cry shame upon them and their withered crookedness, and their rottenness is a slimy desecration of the sweetness and purity of nature.
The Mallard case certainly revealed long-term rottenness from top to bottom in the Western Australian force.
We who were on board all knew perfectly well before we sailed how groundless and foolish these cries about her "rottenness" were; we knew, too, that there is scarcely a wooden ship afloat on which it is not necessary to use the pumps now and then.
It requires no sustained analytic thought, no closeness or clarity of argument to pontificate on the "rottenness," on the "gangrene," of man, and on the terminal cancer of history.
Thank you for articulating the rottenness which is Cinderella.
That blood assumes a black pulpy appearance, commonly indicated by the term of 'rottenness', an indication or consequence of the violence of the disease, and the hopelessness of the case.
Yet it was this same responsibility that would not let him ignore what he called a "rottenness" or a "dirtiness" in the foundations of quantum mechanics, the theory with which they all worked.
This February, Afrikaner author André Brink published a memoir in which he described the "disillusionment, resentment, and rage tinged with despair" over the "rottenness" in South Africa.
God’s light, are called rottenness, and living without the law, Rom. vii.
"rottenness" which they expect it to reveal is always enormous, and they look forward to the exposure and the general coming-down of their guilty neighbors to "the hard pan" with the keenest relish.