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  • noun Plural form of steepness.

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Examples

  • He followed their steepnesses to the Mese, the avenue that, branching, ran from end to end of the city.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • He followed their steepnesses to the Mese, the avenue that, branching, ran from end to end of the city.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • In that it is builded upon hills, Tunbridge Wells is like Rome, and in that its fashionable promenade is under the limes, like Berlin; but in other respects it is merely a provincial English inland pleasure town with a past: rather arid, and except under the bracing conditions of cold weather, very tiring in its steepnesses.

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • The road in perpetual curve between its little stone parapet and the broad flank of the hill rose and fell under the deodars; Innes took its slopes and its steepnesses with even, unslackened stride, aware of no difference, aware of little indeed except the physical necessity of movement, spurred on by a futile instinct that the end of his walk would be the end of his trouble -- his amazing, black, menacing trouble.

    The Pool in the Desert

  • To her there was magnificence in the lustrous stars and the steepnesses, magic, rather terrible and grand.

    The Lost Girl

  • At whatever high elevation we were at, this was really hard work, even though all we were doing was going up and down the glacier a few meters at a time, learning foot positioning for different steepnesses and terrain (snow or ice).

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  • We went to the office of The New York Tribune -- my father's relations with that journal were actual and close; and that was a wonderful world indeed, with strange steepnesses and machineries and noises and hurrying bare-armed, bright-eyed men, and amid the agitation clever, easy, kindly, jocular, partly undressed gentlemen (it was always July or August) some of whom I knew at home, taking it all as if it were the most natural place in the world.

    A Small Boy and Others

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