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  • n. Plural form of unfitness.


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  • Where such love is, let the differences of taste, the unfitnesses of temperament be what they may, the two must by and by be thoroughly one.

    What's Mine's Mine — Volume 2

  • The thought of its possibility, nay, probability -- for were not such unfitnesses continually becoming facts?

    Thomas Wingfold, Curate V3

  • What is transmitted in history and in science is the record of fitnesses or unfitnesses that have been ascertained by observation, or tested by experience.

    A Manual of Moral Philosophy

  • But to be more particular, and to shew, that those eternal immutable fitnesses and unfitnesses of things cannot be defended by sound philosophy, we may weigh the following considerations.

    A Treatise of Human Nature

  • Those who affirm that virtue is nothing but a conformity to reason; that there are eternal fitnesses and unfitnesses of things, which are the same to every rational being that considers them; that the immutable measures of right and wrong impose an obligation, not only on human creatures, but also on the Deity himself: All these systems concur in the opinion, that morality, like truth, is discerned merely by ideas, and by their juxta-position and comparison.

    A Treatise of Human Nature


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