Definition of Poornesses
1. poorness [n] - See also: poorness
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poornesses
poornesses (current term)
Literary usage of Poornesses
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Letters of Henry James by Henry James (1920)
"... and poornesses, and thereby lose the very finest flash of the revelation then and there organised for you or (the great thing! ..."
2. Loci Critici: Passages Illustrative of Critical Theory and Practice from by George Saintsbury (1903)
"Ovid and Lucan have many poornesses of expression upon this account, as taking up with the first phrases that offered, without putting themselves to the ..."
3. Criticisms on Paradise Lost: Joseph Addison ; Edited with Introd. and Notes by Joseph Addison (1892)
"... a poet should take particular care to guard himself against idiomatic ways of speaking. Ovid and Lucan have many poornesses of expression upon this ..."