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  • Just as different manufacturing processes produce parts at various tolerances, they are also capable of different roughnesses.
  • Even the roughnesses of his rugged face seemed to have softened under the influence of his new feelings. Cited from The Triumph of John Kars, by Ridgwell Cullum
  • The question is whether anyone can suggest any practical means of filing away any of the roughnesses of marriage. Cited from Father Payne, by Arthur Christopher Benson
  • The hammer must do its work, breaking off the roughnesses. Cited from Making the Most of Life, by J. R. Miller
  • My darling mother certainly "spoiled" me, so far as were concerned all the small roughnesses of life. Cited from Annie Besant, An Autobiography, by Annie Besant
  • It is from the roughnesses and imperfect breaks in a man that you are able to lay hold of him. Cited from Dreamthorp, by Alexander Smith
  • The middle figure shows relative contribution of the land surface area to the flux for two different surface roughnesses at near-neutral stability.
  • Beyond this the roughnesses began again, and there were more of the skimped rock cuttings. Cited from Empire Builders, by Francis Lynde
  • The regime was to their minds so clearly the best attainable under the circumstances that its roughnesses chafed little. Cited from American Negro Slavery, by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips
  • His very roughnesses and eccentricities were dear to me. Cited from In the Days of My Youth, by Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
  • Due to the abstractness of surface finish parameters, engineers usually use a tool that has a variety of surface roughnesses created using different manufacturing methods.
  • Skin Friction, produced by the friction of the air with roughnesses of surface. Cited from The Aeroplane Speaks, by H. Barber
  • In the case of the wire of the right quality, the band of light may broaden a very little at the turn, but there will be no roughnesses of surface. Cited from The Aeroplane Speaks, by H. Barber
  • She acted on her nerves, was made up of roughnesses and thicknesses unknown hitherto to her fine, free-playing finger-tips. Cited from The Tragic Muse, by Henry James
  • They are then fully dried in a stove, and the remaining roughnesses are afterwards removed by friction with coarse paper. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 19, No. 550
  • Bessie had no doubt that they were lovers who had roughnesses in the course of their true love, and she sentimentally wished them good-speed over all obstacles. Cited from The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax, by Harriet Parr (AKA Holme Lee)
  • I find myself wishing to please him, pinching off roughnesses, perfuming truth, diplomatising. Cited from Father Payne, by Arthur Christopher Benson
  • Though there were roughnesses and crudenesses in his manner and choice of words, all he did and said made Annesley sure that she had been right in her first impression. Cited from The Second Latchkey, by Williamson
  • With such skill as I possess, I have worn its stains and roughnesses away, and added to its lustre. Cited from The Prince of India, by Lew. Wallace, Vol. 1
  • There were, naturally, so many meals to be got and eaten, so many little illnesses of the children, and other roughnesses of the road of life. Cited from Together, by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
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Root form of roughnesses is roughness for the noun.

Meaning of roughnesses

  • 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