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Definition of Fearsomeness
1. [n -ES]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fearsomeness
Literary usage of Fearsomeness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (1920)
"... lent Tess's supposed position, by its fearsomeness, a far higher fascination than it would have exercised if ..."
2. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy (1895)
"There was something unpleasant about the coincidence for the moment, but the fearsomeness of this fact rather increased his curiosity about the city. ..."
3. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1907)
"There is in the emotion of fear a 'kernel' of fearsomeness which is not destroyed when all the muscular and organic sensations have been dissected away from ..."
4. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1913)
"Being alone, we grow fearsome; growing fearsome, we think of events in harmony with our fearsomeness. What Kirkpatrick, who denies specialized instinctive ..."
5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1916)
"This fearsomeness is easily transferred to other realms and hides itself under substitutions and symbolisms. Other forms of fear have their own independent ..."
6. The Connoisseur by George Colman, B. Thornton (1903)
"They gaze smilingly down upon poor struggling mankind below, and their benign influence has greatly modified the usual fearsomeness of the ..."