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serviceableness

Definitions

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  • n. the state or condition of being serviceable

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being serviceable; usefulness in promoting good of any kind; beneficialness.
  • n. Helpfulness; readiness to do service.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being able to provide good service

Etymologies

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serviceable +‎ -ness

Examples

  • We are not intent on them as such, nor do we take any one of them seriously as a whole, in its essence; we are only interested in them according to their serviceableness for our purpose.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • Exit Araspas, to be baptised under this cloud of ignominy into the sunshine of recognised joyous serviceableness.

    Cyropaedia

  • During the war his inferior courage, it may be assumed, inured to his superior serviceableness, his fears giving counsel to his courtesy and care.

    Black and White

  • The sane economic ideal is to make the possession of money the clear indication of public serviceableness, and the more nearly that ideal is attained, the smaller is the justification of poverty and the less the hardship of being poor.

    A Modern Utopia

  • It is sad to them to lose so much of their life, and peace, and serviceableness to God; and to become so serviceable to Satan and his cause.

    The Reformed Pastor

  • All that really is offered in the behalf of apostasy, as to its serviceableness in this kind, is, that it is suited to ingenerate in believers a fear of hell, which will put them upon all ways of mortifying the flesh and the fruits of it, which otherwise would bring them thereinto.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • Mr Goodwin enters into a large discourse of the cause and reason, vesting the Lord Christ with an immutability in good, and how it is not competent to any creature; which that it is, never entered into the thoughts of any to assert that I ever heard of, nor is it of the least importance to the removal of our instance, as to its serviceableness unto the end for which it is produced.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • Yea, and whereas to the carrying on of that course of obedience, it is necessary that the contrary principle unto it, which we mentioned before, be daily subdued, brought under, crucified, and mortified; there are no doctrines whatsoever that are of such and so direct and eminent a serviceableness to that end and purpose as those which inwrap such discoveries of God and his goodwill in

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • Or are any doctrines of the gospel to be measured by the rules and lines of the use or abuse that the flesh is apt to make of them? or rather by their suitableness to the divine nature, whereof the saints are made partakers, and serviceableness to their carrying on to perfection in that attainment?

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • By his noble serviceableness he was worthy to be a God.

    The Six Enneads.

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