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blueness

[bloo-nis] /ˈblu nɪs/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being blue.
Origin of blueness
1485-1495
First recorded in 1485-95; blue + -ness
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  • At six o'clock in the cars all is gloom, blueness and sorrow faces.

    Evening Round Up

    William Crosbie Hunter
  • The blueness of the air has, in fact, been given as a solution of the blueness of the sky.

  • Upon the Goddess of Minerva was bestowed a surname to signify the blueness of her eyes.

    Cupology Clara
  • But it and the blueness returned if the window was shut for any time.

  • She had realized their blueness even in the dark of the auditorium.

    Painted Veils James Huneker
  • In the shadows the blueness of the fleeing night still lingered.

    The Brand

    Therese Broderick
  • The leg was washed, but no bruise, no blueness were visible.

    Luke Barnicott

    William Howitt
  • It is a cloudless day with the faintest haze over the blueness of the sky.

    The Soul of John Brown Stephen Graham
  • After Boursier's death he had remarked on the blueness of the fingernails.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • And silhouetted against the blueness of the heights birds were flying about.

    The Created Legend Feodor Sologub

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