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bigness

[big-nis] /ˈbɪg nɪs/
noun
1.
the fact or condition of being large in size, extent, amount, etc.
2.
Chiefly New England. size1 .
Origin of bigness
1485-1495
First recorded in 1485-95; big1 + -ness
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  • Now the bigness only emphasized the dreariness and desolation.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The richness of the world was crowding on him, the bigness of it, the dangers.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • But far more than that, there was a sort of bigness about him.

  • He had come, full, full to trembling—with the bigness of his news.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • And the mere weight of this bigness is an added disadvantage.

Word Origin and History for bigness
n.

late 15c., from big + -ness.

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