from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state or character of being uncommon; rareness of occurrence; infrequency.
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- noun The state or quality of being
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- noun extraordinariness as a consequence of being marked by an uncommon or superlative quality
- noun extraordinariness as a consequence of being rare and seldom encountered
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To the contrary, it is the uncommonness of such mobilization that draws attention and makes the mobilization effective.
I can really make sense of your ungrammaticality judgment only as an aversion against the constructions excessive uncommonness (use of “whom” + overt relative pronoun in an object relative clause, which also seems to have become sort of uncommon) … Are “the boy to whom I gave the gift” and “the man whom I saw” really that much better for you?
But I am not common, and by cleaving to me and my leadership you bask in the glory of my uncommonness.
Later, when he left the company to launch his company, the mystique of his name followed (in part due to its uncommonness).
The rate and amplitude of the current warming testify about its uncommonness during the past centuries Briffa et al.
Talk about her growing appreciation of the uncommonness of common things.
It's in acquiring this "uncommon visage" that the meaning of human existence seems to lie, since for this uncommonness we are, as it were, prepared genetically.
Hotspur is an uncommon man, whose uncommonness is unsupported by his father at a critical moment.
I might give you a dozen pictures of our life, and yet mislead you as to its uncommonness; it was really commonplace life in strange and unfamiliar circumstances.
I do not wonder that he discerned the uncommonness of the Christ.