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[brawd-nis] /ˈbrɔd nɪs/
the state or character of being broad:
the broadness of the ship; the broadness of his jokes.
Origin of broadness
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at broad, -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Art," as I understand the term in its broadness, contradistinguishes from nature.

  • And they call that liberality, broadness of mind, exceeding love.

    Gospel Doctrine Joseph F. Smith
  • What broadness and good cheer and charity had been fostered in his sailor heart!

    Strangers and Wayfarers Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Yet, like all men who are preoccupied with their own broadness, he was exceptionally narrow.

    Flappers and Philosophers F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • They seem narrow, to my mind, under their pretence of broadness, and false beneath their air of mathematical exactness.

  • The Fijian nose shows a strong tendency to broadness of the bridge.

  • But his broadness, skilfulness, kindness and refinement is Russian.

  • Eleventh—Public ownership secures more democratic service and broadness in administration.

  • It is thanks to this broadness of ideas that I have been for twenty-five years the beloved and pampered artiste.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • At this she leaned back on the cushions and nearly put her broadness on Midget, her toy lap-dog, sitting beside her.

    The Blue Wall Richard Washburn Child

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