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[hwahyt-nis, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪt nɪs, ˈwaɪt-/
the quality or state of being white.
a white substance.
Origin of whiteness
before 1000; Middle English whitenes, Old English hwītnes. See white, -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The floor was scrubbed to whiteness, the very stove was burnished.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • Surely the sunset had shed a flush of life upon her whiteness.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
  • Oh, the relief of the tallness and straightness and whiteness!

  • This portion of the figure he enriches by the attribution of whiteness, or unity and radiance.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • In the midst of it stood Mrs. Mitchell, one mass of whiteness.

    Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood George MacDonald
  • There was scarce a cloud to be seen, and the whiteness of the moon made the blue thin.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • The sun rays poured hotly upon all the whiteness she displayed.

  • Albine's snowy skin was but the whiteness of Serge's browner skin.

  • The moon had come up in her whiteness behind, and all was quiet and solemn around.

    The Manxman Hall Caine

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