foreignness

Definitions

  • Foreign Golfer
    Foreign Golfer
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foreignness the quality of being alien or not native "the strangeness of a foreigner"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The purpose of tonsils is to destroy foreign substances that are swallowed or breathed in
    • n Foreignness The quality of being foreign; remoteness; want of relation or appropriateness. "Let not the foreignness of the subject hinder you from endeavoring to set me right.""A foreignness of complexion."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams, was the first and only foreign-born first lady.
    • n foreignness The condition of being foreign; irrelevancy; want of natural connection with the surroundings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only MLB team to have both its city's name and its team name in a foreign language is the San Diego Padres.
    • Foreignness the quality of being foreign: want of relation to something: remoteness
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Quotations

  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure.”
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis%20Bacon
    “For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.”
  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik%20Ibsen
    “Don't use that foreign word ideals. We have that excellent native word lies.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own.”
  • Jack Kerouac
    Jack Kerouac
    “All of life is a foreign country.”
  • Christopher Morley
    Christopher%20Morley
    “Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. forain—Low L. foraneus—L. foras, out of doors.

Usage

In literature:

The fiction of foreign authorship was the first mistake.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
The native population was 523,238, and the foreign population 419,094.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
A foreign official with a machine of foreign invention digged deep into the earth and found pure, clear water.
"My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard" by Elizabeth Cooper
The South had no manufactories of powder, and no navy to protect our harbors, no merchant-ships for foreign commerce.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
Like most foreigners, Rivers had a profound contempt for the Chinese.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
But this was not quite an ordinary field, as it contained a good many foreign trees with iron railings round them.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
We can only be dependent upon foreign supplies, in so far as foreign nations are dependent upon us.
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat
At the same time the Ottoman Government engages to treat with foreign countries in accordance with the rules of international law.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
Her total foreign trade is only $5 per inhabitant, whereas the foreign trade of her neighbour, Germany, is $35 per inhabitant.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
It remains as a foreign body and an inhibition.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
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In poetry:

But, ere the heather bloomed again,
An' ere the gowans clad the lea,
He slept intil a foreign grave:
Rest, weary heart!—peace, peace to thee!
"Sheepieknowe: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
Now, big with war, Sends fate from far,
If rebel realms their fate demand;
Now sumptuous spoils Of foreign soils
Pours in the bosom of our land.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
For him who struck thy foreign string,
I ween this heart has ceased to care;
Then why dost thou such feelings bring
To my sad spirit—old Guitar?
"The Lady To Her Guitar" by Emily Jane Bronte
Then should we speak but servile words,
Or shall we hang our heads in shame?
Stand back of new-come foreign hordes,
And fear our heritage to claim?
"Fifty Years (1863-1913)" by James Weldon Johnson
That noblest birth Of teeming earth,
Of forests fair that daughter proud,
To foreign coasts Our grandeur boasts,
And Britain's pleasure speaks aloud;
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
I think they thocht that I had come
Across the seas frae foreign lan's,
Till ane came up and said—"I see
Ye've been through Willie Stewart's han's."
"Blythe Willie Stewart" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

We don't have to tell you that Boise Foreign Auto is the best place to take your car because, based on how busy they always are, you already know that.
Can scan and clean foreign drives, Registry included.
News Tajzadeh to Foreign Sec'y Salehi: Tell Ayatollah Khamenei the Reality.
Are other critical grand ayatollahs all linked with foreigners.
Local Muslims react to presidential debate on foreign policy.
Baskin identified his Hamas contact as Ghazi Hamad, the Hamas deputy foreign minister who has contacts with Hamas' military wings.
Joshua Kurlantzick is fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations.
It's nonstop practicing for Melissa Rycroft, who is trying to make sense of the foreign language that is ballroom dancing .
Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, September 14, 2007.
Bolivia's Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca (AFP/Getty Images).
This Oscar entry about meat, mafia and manhood muscles into foreign picture running.
A lot had changed for Newt Gingirch since the last GOP debate, a CNN showdown in Washington just before Thanksgiving that was focused on national security and foreign policy.
Do you think the US should stop giving foreign aid to Libya and Egypt.
Port-au-Prince's General Hospital is now kind of a mini United Nations with all the foreign medical volunteers who traveled here on their own dime to help out, but foreign bossiness is getting on some Haitian doctors' nerves.
Go to our search engine, type " Foreigner " and find out how to enter to win meet and greet passes and tickets to the Feb 23 Foreigner show at the Honeywell Center.
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In science:

As for their asset classes, the DAX, ESX, DJ, and SP are equity futures, the Bobl, Schatz, Bund, and BUS5 are fixed income futures, the EURO is a foreign exchange futures and finally the CL is an energy futures.
The nature of price returns during periods of high market activity
But econophyics has more to offer than the analysis of financial data (such as fluctuations in stock and foreign currency exchange markets), the creation of interaction models for stock markets, or the development of risk management strategies.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
Foreign substances cannot diffuse across the membrane and the cell's integrity is maintained.
Biological Concepts Instrument (BCI): A diagnostic tool for revealing student thinking
In some cases, the introduction of foreign halogen ions leads to the formation of entirely different and typically useless (from the physics point of view) crystallographic phases.
Crystals for neutron scattering studies of quantum magnetism
The input sample X consisted of N = 37 monthly changes of economic indicators (eg. sectoral employment, foreign exchange reserves, PPI’s) as explanatory variables.
A Random Matrix Approach to Dynamic Factors in macroeconomic data
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