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Example sentences from the Web for definiteness
We have briefly glanced at our lack of confidence, our failure in cordial unanimity, the absence of definiteness and importunity.The Assembly of God|C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
Hence there is not that definiteness in the use of terms which modern psychology demands.
However, the definiteness of his responsibility toward it was a relief to him in the unsettled state of his life.The Narrow House|Evelyn Scott
Definiteness and finality are as difficult of attainment as to tell a hawk from a handsaw when the wind is northerly.The Unpopular Review, Number 19|Various
The death of Bacon had deprived the rebellion of all coherency and definiteness of purpose.Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688|Thomas J. Wertenbaker
British Dictionary definitions for definiteness
- denoting a type of growth in which the main stem ends in a flower, as in a cymose inflorescence; determinate
- (esp of flower parts) limited or fixed in number in a given species