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  • What continued roughness on my part has at last worn out even him? Cited from Punch, Vol. 153, Sept. 12, 1917, ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • Brother, you have a roughness in your manner which no woman but myself would bear. Cited from The History of Tom Jones, a foundling, H. Fielding
  • He affected more roughness than he felt, as a man's way is. Cited from The Forest Lovers, by Maurice Hewlett
  • No doubt the roughness of this treatment soon destroyed many of them. Cited from Michael Angelo Buonarroti, by Charles Holroyd
  • "Do you want to stay here any longer?" he asked with a sudden roughness. Cited from Tristram of Blent, by Anthony Hope
  • Now that he had made up his mind, the roughness of his life bore in upon him. Cited from The Way of the Wind, by Zoe Anderson Norris
  • I find that the path of duty, though plain, is not without its roughness. Cited from Samuel F. B. Morse, His Letters and Journals, by Samuel F. B. Morse
  • They have already been handled with much more roughness than they had time to show to me. Cited from Young Engineers in Arizona, H. Irving Hancock
  • The roughness of his tone, the burning of his eyes made her draw back. Cited from Eleanor, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • She caught his hand and held it, feeling its roughness between her two soft palms. Cited from The Quirt, by B.M. Bower
  • I don't believe in talking about the roughness of the game.
  • However, the largest error source comes from the effect of ocean surface roughness.
  • And I have been used to nothing but roughness from his honour! Cited from Cecilia Volume 1, by Frances Burney
  • It was his first real experience of the roughness of life. Cited from The Children's Pilgrimage, by L. T. Meade
  • Yet it must not be thought that the town was wholly given over to roughness. Cited from The Lake of the Sky, by George Wharton James
  • Even in the roughness of his passion, he could not fail to see her white face. Cited from The Web of Life, by Robert Herrick
  • That is a great deal and will help us over many a roughness in our paths. Cited from L'Assommoir, by Emile Zola
  • Surface roughness may also be determined by using combinations of different height units.
  • Think of the delightful individual roughness of old work as opposed to modern machine-made things. Cited from At Large, by Arthur Christopher Benson
  • They lack roughness because they lack major and minor second intervals.
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Words starting with roughness

Meaning of roughness

  • noun A texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
  • noun Harsh or severe speech or behavior
    men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity, the roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet