Definitions

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  • noun The state or condition of being swollen.

Etymologies

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swollen +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Swellfoot's loss of appetite is his loss of power, so that just as his empowerment has been metonymized in swollenness, in the "erections" of his corpulent body, his impending disempowerment now finds form in hunger's antithesis, the complete evacuation of his appetite.

    Shelley

  • Imagine the population of New York's borough of Staten island being moved miles away from home all at once and you then understand the swollenness of that figure and the wild ambition in making it happen.

    Like Hell Needs A Heat Wave...

  • Imagine the population of New York's borough of Staten island being moved miles away from home all at once and you then understand the swollenness of that figure and the wild ambition in making it happen.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Time and again, Shelley draws on the symbology of erection as a means for representing the tyrant's swollenness of power; similarly, emaciation emerges as a corporeal signifier for the disempowerment or oppression of the pigs.

    Shelley

  • In all cases rapid tannage was observed yielding firm and soft leathers of light brown colour and varying degrees of swollenness.

    Synthetic Tannins

  • And the swollenness of the body betokeneth great wretchedness of our deadly flesh, and the littleness of the Child betokeneth the cleanness of purity in the soul.

    Revelations of Divine Love

  • "It seemed a very shady thing," said Anna-Rose, having subdued the swollenness of her pocket, "to eat his chocolates and then not want to kiss him, but we don't hold with kissing, Anna-F. and me.

    Christopher and Columbus

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