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  • n. Plural form of vastness.

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Examples

  • Crazed with suffering, I thought, looking steadfastly at the man -- one of those wild stampeders, strayed far from his bearings and wandering like a lost soul through great vastnesses and unknown deeps.

    A RELIC OF THE PLIOCENE

  • When Captain Eppingwell proposed the hazardous undertaking and made him an offer for his services, he had shaken his head gravely; for it was an unknown journey through the dismal vastnesses of the Northland, and he knew it to be of the kind that try to the uttermost the souls of men.

    THE WISDOM OF THE TRAIL

  • Eppingwell proposed the hazardous undertaking and made him an offer for his services, he had shaken his head gravely; for it was an unknown journey through the dismal vastnesses of the

    The Wisdom of the Trail

  • His first generalizations were that the world was composed of great wastes and white vastnesses, and populated with Indians and white hunters like his father.

    CHAPTER 5

  • This could be the edge of heaven, this view from the beach into endless water and sky, the margin between two vastnesses.

    equilibrium

  • But I was conscious even then of a vast and intricate web of human groups, feuds, ties, revenges and obligations, and an incredible fierceness in the air; and of how small were Nato forces, and how limited our understanding, in the face of such vastnesses of history and geography.

    Another nattering nabob of negativism

  • In fact, this Life I call my life is merely the "gap" between the dark vastnesses from which I once arose and to which we all return.

    On Divine Attention

  • No wide vistas open behind them, no far-flung landscapes, no airy vastnesses of heaven.

    Darkness Audible: Negative Capability and Mark Doty’s 'Nocturne in Black and Gold'

  • The gangway still inclined downward towards black vastnesses, towards shadows and mysteries and inconceivable things, into which Redwood went slowly with reluctant footsteps and

    The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth

  • It was hard to explain to the layman how it was possible to become so close to people one seldom met in person, and could reach only by voice and over vastnesses of space.

    Dwellers in the Crucible

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