Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being visible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or property of being visible; visibility.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. quality or fact or degree of being visible; perceptible by the eye or obvious to the eye

Etymologies

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visible +‎ -ness

Examples

  • I could follow them with my eyes to any distance, or directly through or just beneath the surface, or up and down, in the midst of boards and timbers and bricks, or whatever else would stop the motion or intercept the visibleness of all other objects.

    The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • It may be said that this is equivalent to denying the visibleness and the divine institution of the Church, the necessity and grace of the holy sacraments; that it substitutes personal sincerity for the true faith, and goes all length with the latitudinarian theory, which either makes truth indifferent, or God all mercy.

    Sermons. Volume The Fourth.

  • The very visibleness and loudness, I may say, of their religion betrays difficulty and effort.

    Sermons. Volume the Second.

  • He reigns in time, but His presence is neither past nor to come, but now and always: seen and unseen is nothing in Christ's kingdom; visibleness is but an accident.

    Sermons. Volume Third.

  • Not only are persons of a holy life made to shine with a more radiant brightness, but common Christians, of no note or visibleness, are changed to a saintly character.

    Sermons. [Vol. I.]

  • Though it be both holy and visible, yet there is an inwardness and a retirement about it, even in its visibleness; and what is this but to say, that it is perfection dwelling in an imperfect form; eternity in time; heaven in earth; infinity in the finite; a shadow of its mysterious Head, in whom

    Sermons. [Vol. I.]

  • We have yet to regain the visibleness and consciousness of unity; yet to learn that, though private worship is meetest for our unuttered complainings, and family worship for our earthlier brotherhood, public worship is the bond of our spiritual fellowship, the most perfect work of redeemed man, the highest energy of the new-born soul, and nearest to the bliss of heaven.

    Sermons. [Vol. I.]

  • But when only one attribute, neither variable in degree nor in kind, is designated by the name; as visibleness; tangibleness; equality; squareness; milkwhiteness; then the name can hardly be considered general; for though it denotes an attribute of many different objects, the attribute itself is always conceived as one, not many.

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • But when only one attribute, neither variable in degree nor in kind, is designated by the name; as visibleness; tangibleness; equality; squareness; milk-whiteness; then the name can hardly be considered general; for though it denotes an attribute of many different objects, the attribute itself is always conceived as one, not many. (

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive

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