from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The condition or character of being a thing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The
quality, condition, or characterof being a thing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
For, even setting aside the fact, which is not universally true, that proper names indicate the sex of the owner, the mere act of giving a name to a thing implies at least that the thing exists, whether in fact or thought; it implies what we may call 'thinghood': so that every term must carry with it some small amount of intension.
Where on the downward slope to insensate thinghood does "˜real 'believing and desiring stop and mere" ˜as if 'believing and desiring take over?
According to both taxonomy and common perception, a tree is an individual plant, not an organization of interdependent cells, if only because it has the appearance of singular thinghood.
But right now this book seems to have hit a tender part of the national consciousness dead centre, thereby my state of thinghood.
The American Scholar, argued that the black American narrative of victimization has already reached its end: "It simply is no longer the case that the essence of black American life is racial victimization and disenfranchisement, a curse and a condemnation, a destiny based on color in which the meaning of one's life is thinghood, created even before one is born."
Berkeley), 'bundles of sensations' implies that the bundle is as important an element in thinghood as the sensations themselves.