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  • A sense of deadness commenced in my hands and worked up my arms. Cited from The Confession, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The deadness went out of her voice, and it lifted to another note. Cited from The Best Short Stories of 1920, by Various
  • The contrast of its eternal deadness with the active life around us is great indeed. Cited from Sidelights On Astronomy, by Simon Newcomb
  • Yet in this deadness lay her only comfort; or so it seemed. Cited from Wives and Daughters, E. C. Gaskell
  • The deadness that broke her heart would give way under Jesus' touch. Cited from Quiet Talks on John's Gospel, by S. D. Gordon
  • I do not ask you to defend the deadness of that thing lying there. Cited from The Ghost Ship, by Richard Middleton
  • Chrystie began to feel as if she was coming to life after a long period of deadness. Cited from Treasure and Trouble Therewith,by Geraldine Bonner
  • Her deadness of accent was not designed to carry her opinion of the post of secretary. Cited from Lord Ormont and his Aminta by Meredith, v1
  • This last line has been greatly admired for the corresponding deadness of its expression. Cited from Stories from the Italian Poets, by Leigh Hunt
  • Yet there was one spot where it seemed that deadness made encampment. Cited from The PG Works Of Gilbert Parker, Complete
  • He felt creeping over him that deadness to external things which makes pain itself seem comparatively almost sweet. Cited from A Noble Life, by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  • But energy without hope is impossible, and therefore was there such an apathy and deadness through the country. Cited from Castle Richmond, by Anthony Trollope
  • She was warned not to press it by the deadness following its effort to reply. Cited from Diana of the Crossways by Meredith, v5
  • He set out over the rocks, his boots making hollow sounds in the deadness of the world about them. Cited from The Country Beyond, by James Oliver Curwood
  • In alluding just now to our system of education, I spoke of the deadness of its details. Cited from Essays, Second Series, by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • It seemed to me impossible: I could not realize such deadness. Cited from Villette, by Charlotte Bronte
  • It is either -- take Christ for your Life, or remain in your deadness, separate from God. Cited from Expositions/Holy Scripture: John 1-14, Maclaren
  • Then Shefford began to see, to hear through some cold and terrible deadness that had come between him and everything. Cited from The Rainbow Trail, by Zane Grey
  • There were always periods of deadness -- she knew that -- but this held a quality none of them had had. Cited from Secret Bread, by F. Tennyson Jesse
  • And there is a fair measure of the deadness of the town! Cited from The Grafters, by Francis Lynde
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How deadness gets used

Meaning of deadness

  • noun The physical property of something that has lost its elasticity
    he objected to the deadness of the tennis balls
  • noun The inanimate property of something that has died