Deathliness

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Deathliness The quality of being deathly; deadliness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deathliness The quality of being deathly; resemblance to death in its aspects or phenomena.
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Usage

In literature:

Not a blade of grass, not a flower, not even the hardiest lichen, springs up to relieve the utter deathliness of the scene.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862" by Various
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