blueness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blueness blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime "he had eyes of bright blue"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Blueness The quality of being blue; a blue color.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blueness The quality of being blue in any sense.
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Quotations

  • Ben Jonson
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    “Blueness doth express trueness.”

Usage

In literature:

There is no trace; of sweetness in the constituents of sugar of lead, or of blueness in the constituents of blue vitriol.
"Theism or Atheism" by Chapman Cohen
But Brodrick's face gained in its effect from the dusky opacity that intensified the peculiar blueness of his eyes.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
The very blueness of the sky and sparkle of the sunshine was tender after the brazen glitter of the African sun.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
Her tall spars swayed athwart the vivid blueness of the morning sky, with the rhythmic regularity of a pendulum.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
We have been bicycling these two days in the campagna; sunny, windy days, the hills faint in the general blueness.
"The Spirit of Rome" by Vernon Lee
Between the attacks, puffiness of the face and eyes and blueness of the tongue persist.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
But the mist grows thinner, and high up in it I see a faint blueness.
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
Blueness of the skin above or below the bandage always means the bandage must be loosened.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Almost silently the small grey ships slid out of harbour and were lost in the blueness of the night.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
Blueness of sky, reason for, 169.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
It was not an utter, pitchy blackness that pervaded the water, but rather a peculiar, dark blueness.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
Then it was I noted first the blazing blueness of her eyes.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
The pink of her face enhanced the blueness of her eyes.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
The Beggar Man's eyes never left her face, and there was a queer, hungry look in their blueness.
"The Beggar Man" by Ruby Mildred Ayres
Blue-white moss carpeted it except where reddish boulders broke the blueness.
"Where the World is Quiet" by Henry Kuttner
In like manner, a gentian does not produce the sensation of blueness if you don't look at it.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
He looked into the blueness with a stirring of excitement.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Then, again, although the blood in my veins may lack in blueness, it is pure, which is a matter of some importance.
"Belford's Magazine, Volume II, No. 8, January, 1889" by Various
Look at the water of Liemba, so beautiful, so clear, so deep; and, does it not shame the sky with its blueness where it is deep?
"My Kalulu, Prince, King and Slave" by Henry M. Stanley
The blueness of the Grotto of Capri is due to the fact that the light which enters it has previously traversed a great depth of clear water.
"The Glaciers of the Alps" by John Tyndall
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In poetry:

Blazing sunshine streams in. But already more mellow
Are the days, though the skies their bright blueness still keep.
Fly about, hum your fill - on the hard, pale-red pillow
Of a thistle go soundly to sleep.
"The Last Bumblebee" by Ivan Bunin
Up to my garret, its storm-windows and skylights!
There I'll lay me on the floor, and patient let the sun,
The moon and the stars, the blueness and the twilights
Do what their pleasure is, and wait till they have done.
"After The Fashion of An Old Emblem" by George MacDonald
The lark said "Let but winter be away,
And blossoms come, and light, and I will soar,
And lose the earth, and be the voice of day."
But when the snows were o'er,
But when spring broke in blueness overhead,
The lark was dead.
"Not To Be" by Augusta Davies Webster

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