Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or property of being yielding; disposition to comply.

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  • noun Tendency to yield; submissiveness.

Etymologies

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yielding +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The meaning of this "moderation" (_to epieikes_) we have seen; it is that blessed facility, that unselfish yieldingness, which is not weakness at all but the outcome of the meekness of a heart which Christ has overcome.

    Philippian Studies Lessons in Faith and Love from St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians

  • They are to let their 'moderation,' that is to say their yieldingness, their self-lessness, come out in common life, 'known to all men,' in the power of a 'Lord at hand' [iv.

    To My Younger Brethren Chapters on Pastoral Life and Work

  • He could feel the soft curve of her mound pressing against him, the whole intoxicating female shape of her, the heat of her, the sudden shivery yieldingness of her as she let go of his shirt and wrapped her arms around his neck and melted against him and started kissing him back.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • He could feel the soft curve of her mound pressing against him, the whole intoxicating female shape of her, the heat of her, the sudden shivery yieldingness of her as she let go of his shirt and wrapped her arms around his neck and melted against him and started kissing him back.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • He could feel the soft curve of her mound pressing against him, the whole intoxicating female shape of her, the heat of her, the sudden shivery yieldingness of her as she let go of his shirt and wrapped her arms around his neck and melted against him and started kissing him back.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • He could feel the soft curve of her mound pressing against him, the whole intoxicating female shape of her, the heat of her, the sudden shivery yieldingness of her as she let go of his shirt and wrapped her arms around his neck and melted against him and started kissing him back.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • Her red, curving mouth of a child, cleft chin, and dimpled, tapering hands all promised a certain yieldingness of disposition -- a tendency to take always the line of least resistance -- but it was a charming, appealing kind of frailty which most people -- the sterner sex, certainly -- would be very ready to condone.

    The Hermit of Far End

  • The sense of its smooth softness, its yieldingness, and the danger lurking beneath the flowing surface was acute.

    Nocturne

  • Her small, plump feet melt to the ground like snowflakes; and her figure sways to the indolent motion of her limbs with a glorious grace and yieldingness quite indescribable.

    Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor Volume I

  • Not inaptly has the one river -- all gentleness, yieldingness, and suavity -- won a feminine, the other -- all force, impetuosity and stern will -- obtained for itself a masculine, appellative!

    The Roof of France

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