ponderosity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ponderosity the property of being large in mass
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ponderosity The quality or state of being ponderous; weight; gravity; heaviness, ponderousness; as, the ponderosity of gold.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ponderosity Weightiness; heaviness; ponderous character or quality; gravity: literally and figuratively.
    • n ponderosity A weight; something heavy, literally or figuratively; heavy matter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Ponderosity weight: heaviness: heavy matter
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. ponderosité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ponderārepondus, pondĕris, a weight.

Usage

In literature:

And it is this ponderosity, with its slow but resistless movement, that gives the tank its power.
"Tom Swift and his War Tank" by Victor Appleton
How long have these prim ponderosities Been rearing up their foreheads to the moon?
"The Dynasts" by Thomas Hardy
Imagine the appalling ponderosity of a conversation in which one felt bound to praise every one who was mentioned.
"From a College Window" by Arthur Christopher Benson
He announces it with such ponderosity that the world believes it's as prodigious as his sentences!
"Under the Prophet in Utah" by Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins
Bodies that have the least ponderosity would presently sink under water.
"The Existence of God" by Francois de Salignac de La Mothe- Fenelon
The ponderosity of her mind was only equaled by that of her body.
"The Tinder-Box" by Maria Thompson Daviess
Certainly he was not in the least graceful; that 'ponderosity' of his could in no way be repressed.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I., No. IV., April, 1862" by Various
The famous sensibility of Sterne was a reaction against the seriousness, the ponderosity, of previous prose literature in England.
"Some Diversions of a Man of Letters" by Edmund William Gosse
It was the ponderosity of officialdom, he felt, grown playful, in the face of a passing triviality.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
The officer was a big, burly man, handsome in his way, his ponderosity suggesting a formidable development of muscle rather than fat.
"The Ordeal" by Charles Egbert Craddock
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