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  • n. The quality of being weighty

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being weighty; weight; force; importance; impressiveness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being weighty; ponderousness; heaviness, literally or figuratively; solidity; force; importance.

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

  • n. the relative importance granted to something
  • n. the property of being comparatively great in weight


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  • I tend to like those pieces best where that weightiness is continued through to the end — Grand Pianola Music, Nixon, Naive and Sentimental Music.

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  • Both stories are a pleasure to read, though both also lack a difficult-to-pinpoint weightiness that I associate with stories that are both entertaining and profound -- the kind of weightiness George Saunders accomplishes at his best, where a story can move from being laugh-out-loud funny at one moment to deeply moving at the next.

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  • Pretty much everything you have against the 'weightiness' of marriage could be applied to a co-habiting couple with a fifteen-year history and three children.

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  • That weightiness suited Carsen's debut staging, in which proscenium arches receded nightmarishly into a distant horizon in Michael Levine's stage-within-a-multiplicity-of-stages set.

    A tale of two Italian opera cities

  • But as someone who is deeply concerned with how we spend our time -- more specially, how we spend each of the 86,400 seconds we are blessed with -- I am amazed less with the weightiness of the various positions on this topic and their corresponding arguments as much as I am with how much time people have spent on a moot point.

    Lavaille Lavette: God And Time: The Now We Live

  • The weightiness of Jonathan Edwards has frequently made me think about getting my fat sucked out.

    The Sage of Northampton « Unknowing

  • The weightiness lifted from him and he shook his head.

    Arcane Circle

  • I've been thinking a lot about the weightiness of motherhood given the combustible reactions received recently by two controversial mommies.

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  • The weightiness of the paper, and thus of all there was to say, was acknowledged at last in a familiar knowing look, a half-smile.

    'Bye, Nan, thanks for everything'

  • The international commitment to eradicate hate propaganda and Canada's commitment to the values of equality and multiculturalism enshrined in ss. 15 and 27 of the Charter magnify the weightiness of Parliament's objective in enacting s.

    Archive 2009-09-01


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