Definitions

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  • n. The condition of being venomous

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being venomous, in any sense; poisonousness; malignity; spitefulness.

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Examples

  • And in Romania, anti-Semitism “takes on a brutality of action and frequently a venomousness of expression which makes effective comparison with Nazi Germany,” Hyman said.

    Human Smoke

  • The waves still raved very high, they would not go back, and they lashed with a venomousness to the cliffs, to cut a man off.

    Kangaroo

  • They erupted out of me with such venomousness, that I could not stop them from assaulting everyone in my defense.

    breakthedark Diary Entry

  • That is where all the venomousness and silliness is supposed to have come from.

    'Nuclear Temptations': An Exchange

  • This will doubtless prove my venomousness to Professor Cambon, but that is a risk I am ready to take.

    Svevo in Italy

  • Let us compromise by saying that Mr. Lloyd George was singularly like a spitting, angry cat, which had got, perhaps, out of serious danger from her pursuers, but which caterwauled and spat and swore with vigour and venomousness quite surprising in that diminutive bulk.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • How can I possibly convey the terrible venomousness with which he uttered these words?

    Chapter 14

  • Finally, with all the venomousness of which he was capable,

    The Exploits of Elaine

  • In fact, the demonstration became so uproarious that some measure of it was open to suspicion, especially as hisses of reptilian venomousness were commingled with it, and also a hoarse but vociferous repetition of the dastard words, "Carrie dances ROTTEN!"

    Penrod and Sam

  • It was one of those gifted countenances which could change in a moment from a dog-like fawning to a snaky venomousness.

    The Bread-winners A Social Study

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