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unflinchingness

Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being unflinching; steadfastness, resoluteness.

Etymologies

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unflinching +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Before her landscape series, Ms. Jones created many expressionist self-portraits that lent an unflinchingness to her jagged-to-swirly mark-making, much of it with big oil-paint crayons.

    The Good, the Bad and the Inspiring

  • The hardened, suffering speakers in her recent fine story collection, Taking Pictures, use this tone; the grim damage of her Booker-winning The Gathering is energised by all that darkly comic unflinchingness.

    The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright – review

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