Origin of ness
Other definitions for ness (2 of 2)
Origin of -ness
How to use ness in a sentence
That his face is quite different from mine if you look for anything other than “Asian-ness.”Rage Against GamerGate’s Hate Machine: What I Got For Speaking Up|Arthur Chu|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This year, the show has even resurrected Eliot Ness, seen making a pompous speech to reporters about bringing Capone to justice.
Now it appears Boardwalk Empire is not only going to feed us more fiction but, with the addition of Ness, recycled fiction.
He was a gay bro, whose gay-ness was probably the most matter-of-fact thing about him.How 'The Mindy Project' Star Adam Pally Became Hollywood's Go-To 'Bro'|Kevin Fallon|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the same time, playing an animal does require more feral-ness, so to speak.
You will be in again this week, she said coaxingly, you can give me ten minutes out of your busy-ness.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
The boys took the carriage around to the barn and left it in charge of Jack Ness, the man of all work.
The lads ran down to the barn and had Jack Ness hitch up a fresh team to a buckboard.
This really is asking for the "man-ness" of a man, something characteristic of him, and inseparable from him.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
I run across him five years ago in Arizona, where he had been in the stage-robbin' bus'ness.Two Boys in Wyoming|Edward S. Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for ness (1 of 3)
- archaic a promontory or headland
- (capital as part of a name)Orford Ness