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Definitions of ness

  1. A promontory; a cape; a headland.
  2. A promontory or headland.
  3. A suffix added to adjectives and participles to form nouns expressing quality.
  4. A promontory or cape.
  5. In geog., any promontory or sudden projection of land into the sea- common as a postfix in names of places and capes- as Shoeburyness, Fifeness, Dungeness.

Usage examples for ness

  1. This tour, taken when their minds were alive to the sublimities and beauties of the scenery, and when their poetic eye threw its young glance upon each filament of the drapery that song and story have spread over every spot between Tweed- dale and Loch Ness, gave form and color to all the subsequent writings of the Howitts. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  2. Emily Bronte not only breathes life into tenderness, loyalty, and love, but into hatred and wickedness also; nay, into the very fiercest revengeful ness, the most deliberate perfidy; nor does she deem it incumbent upon her to pardon, for pardon implies only incomplete comprehension. – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  3. Frank spent all of his free time on Van Ness Avenue after that. – The Love of Frank Nineteen by David Carpenter Knight
  4. For, while Fergus was king of Ulster, he had courted the widow Ness and, in order to win her, promised to abdicate for the term of one year in favour of her son Conchobar. – The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge by Unknown
  5. Mayor Van Ness and others addressed them in efforts to let the law take its course but the crowd which had been swelled into a seething mass, remonstrated, citing the shooting of Marshal Richardson, and demanding Cora, his assassin, that he, too, might be hanged. – California 1849-1913 or the Rambling Sketches and Experiences of Sixty-four Years' Residence in that State. by L. H. Woolley
  6. Toward the end of January the Van Ness girls came to call. – Patty in Paris by Carolyn Wells
  7. The foundation fact, of course, is to know that I Am; but immediately on this consciousness there follows the desire for Activity- I want to enjoy my I Am- ness by doing something with it. – The Creative Process in the Individual by Thomas Troward
  8. Recognize him for his full worthless- ness, call him by his right name, and move off. – As a Matter of Course by Annie Payson Call
  9. Lance- Corporal Ness, how would you describe it? – The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay
  10. John Van Ness Yates, son of the late chief justice, and ascertain whether the incident, as reported, was founded on fact. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  11. Although Patty liked the Van Ness girls in a way, she was rather relieved to find that they were not going to the same hotel. – Patty in Paris by Carolyn Wells
  12. The termination ness is expressive of the place being built on a point of land which projects into the sea. – The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1 by William Finden
  13. Although De Ruyter himself and his vice- admiral, Van Ness, fought obstinately, their ships in general, commanded, for the most part, by men chosen for their family influence rather than for either seamanship or courage, behaved but badly, and all but seven gradually withdrew from the fight, and went off under all sail; and De Ruyter, finding himself thus deserted, was forced also to draw off. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  14. This he found or made for himself in the face of the cliff of Ness. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  15. Git out-" " But the fire hasn't crossed Van Ness Avenue. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  16. He saw in her face a wondering sorrow, a pathetic submissive- ness to an unexpected disappointment, like the look in the face of a dog struck suddenly by the hand of a friend. – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham
  17. If she did not know the one- woman- ness of his feeling for her, then the time had not come to tell her. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  18. The ordinary person expects ill- ness. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
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