Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The property or state of being voiceful; vocality.

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Examples

  • It was the althea-bud that grew in the summer-time of eighteen years ago, that had been Mary's, -- and my heart beat fast as I looked upon the silent voicefulness that spake up to me, and said, "To you, who have restored him to himself, he offers the same tribute;" and I lifted up the iridescent, flashing cradle of margarite, and reverently touched the ashes of althea it held with my lips.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 61, November, 1862

  • For four hundred years it had watched over the varying fortunes of this region, gaining that precious quality which appealed to Ruskin, who said, "Its glory is in its age and in that deep sense of voicefulness, of stern watching, of mysterious sympathy, nay, even of approval or condemnation, which we feel in walls that have long been washed by the passing waves of humanity."

    Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders

  • Arnold's second son died at Harrow, and again the reception of the blow and its effect are marked by lesser voicefulness in the grief.

    Matthew Arnold

  • Its glory is in its Age, and in that deep sense of voicefulness, of stern watching, of mysterious sympathy, nay, even of approval or condemnation, which we feel in walls that have long been washed by the passing waves of humanity.

    Selections From the Works of John Ruskin

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