Definitions

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  • n. Lack of shoes, or the condition of not wearing them.

Etymologies

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shoeless +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Because of that one guy, everyone had to take off their shoes at the airport, and then the government could point to our shoelessness as proof that they were taking terrorism seriously.

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  • In my old, all-carpeted office, I used to pad the hallway in my stocking feet until it was pointed out to me that my offices previous inhabitant had gone insane and the first sign of his decline was his shoelessness.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • Both the old man and the boy were barefoot, Aaron noticed; but said nothing: perhaps shoelessness was part of their spring-festival.

    Blind Man's Lantern

  • According to a survey last year for the U.S. Travel Association, travelers gave the shoelessness requirement the most negative ratings, followed by pat-down requirements and the time it takes to snake through airport security screening.

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  • He says even after his enforced year of shoelessness is over, he is likely to continue the barefoot way of life.

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  • He says even after his enforced year of shoelessness is over, he likely to continue the barefoot way of life.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The merits of shoelessness are hotly debated in specialty magazines and online forums, and major manufacturers have started to make thin-as-skin shoes in anticipation of new markets.

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  • TOMS Shoes is not truly serious about alleviating shoelessness around the world.

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  • In fact, shoelessness is not a health code violation in St. Louis County.

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  • Re: Robert Parker’s Barefootin’ – “The man who wrote the national anthem of shoelessness.”

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