2. Noun. (countable rare) The result or product of being suggestive. ¹
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Definition of Suggestiveness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Suggestiveness
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1. Representative Modern Preachers by Lewis Orsmond Brastow (1904)
"(2) His penetration into the inner suggestiveness of his texts. He gets down under them, sinks himself into them, and throws up into the light what lies ..."
2. The New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts by Irving Babbitt (1910)
"The romanticists developed infinitely the art of musical suggestiveness, using it especially to relate man to outer nature, but they did not by any means ..."
3. The Writings of John Burroughs by John Burroughs (1902)
"... that we call suggestiveness, — something that warms and stimulates the mind of the reader or hearer, quite apart from the amount of truth or information ..."
4. Literary Values and Other Papers by John Burroughs (1904)
"XV suggestiveness rI THERE is a quality that adheres to one man's J_ writing or speaking, and not to another's, that we call suggestiveness, ..."
5. The Science of Rhetoric: An Introduction to the Laws of Effective Discourse by David Jayne Hill (1883)
"suggestiveness relates (1) to the Development of the idea; and (2) to Collaterals associated more or less loosely. 1) The Development of the Idea. ..."
6. Pictorial Composition and the Critical Judgment of Pictures: A Handbook for by Henry Rankin Poore (1903)
"... modelled forms of nature, and therein the argument for its use in the early stages of the student's development is a strong one. suggestiveness. ..."
7. Pictorial Composition and the Critical Judgment of Pictures: A Handbook for by Henry Rankin Poore (1903)
"suggestiveness. Breadth, so often accountable for mystery, leads to suggestiveness. It is at this point that graphic art touches hands with the invisible,— ..."