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The property of being wide; having great width.  Synonym: broadness.
Unusual largeness in size or extent or number.  Synonyms: enormousness, grandness, greatness, immenseness, immensity, sizeableness, vastness.

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"Wideness" Quotes from Famous Books

... eyes to a frightful wideness, rolls them hastily and wildly from object to object; distorts every feature; gnashes with the teeth; agitates all parts of the body; rolls in the dust; foams at the mouth; utters, with hideous bellowings, execrations, blasphemies, ...
— The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant • John Hamilton Moore

... from Astracan by the Russian ambassador." This writer tells us, "It was diverting to see how the pelican would toss up and turn a flat fish, plaice or flounder, to get it right into its gullet at its lower beak, which being filmy stretches to a prodigious wideness when it devours a great fish. Here was also a small water-fowl, not bigger than a more-hen, that went almost quite erect like the penguin of America. It would eate as much fish as its whole body weighed, yet ye body ...
— Royalty Restored - or, London under Charles II. • J. Fitzgerald Molloy

... conclusion that systematic introspection with the aid of studied methods has been practiced in India for five thousand years. . . . India has developed certain valuable religious attitudes of mind and ethical notions which are unique, at least in the wideness of their application to life. One of these has been a tolerance in questions of intellectual belief-doctrine-that is amazing to the West, where for many centuries heresy-hunting was common, and bloody wars between nations over sectarian rivalries were frequent."-Extracts ...
— Autobiography of a YOGI • Paramhansa Yogananda

... the will and intentions, symbolised by the heart; often used in phrases, such as a man being 'in the heart of his lord,' 'wideness of {10} heart' for satisfaction, 'washing of the heart' ...
— The Religion of Ancient Egypt • W. M. Flinders Petrie

... ye'll hae me yet, Sae lang an' braid, an' never a hame! Its nae the depth I fear a bit, But oh, the wideness, aye the same! ...
— A Hidden Life and Other Poems • George MacDonald

... he knew he was within fifty yards of him, felt no emotion whatever. This was remarkable, for Byron's influence, even in 1814, was singular, beyond that of all predecessors and successors, in the wideness of its range. He was read by everybody. Men and women who were accessible to no other poetry were accessible to his, and old sea-captains, merchants, tradesmen, clerks, tailors, milliners, as well as the best judges in the land repeated ...
— The Revolution in Tanner's Lane • Mark Rutherford

... of every country are constantly collated and ably criticised, a treatise like that of Goldsmith would be considered as extremely limited and unsatisfactory; but at that time it possessed novelty in its views and wideness in its scope, and being indued with the peculiar charm of style inseparable from the author, it commanded public attention and a profitable sale. As it was the most important production that had yet come from Goldsmith's ...
— Oliver Goldsmith • Washington Irving

... wideness in God's mercy, Like the wideness of the sea; There's a kindness in his justice Which is ...
— The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young • Richard Newton

... village of Boston in North America, offering in a kind sure way to marry my daughter Nancy if he could have my consent. He was a flat-faced, bigoted Anglo-Saxon, and a creature seemingly designed to drive a woman of any wideness of judgment into a frenzy, and I grinned with delight as I handed the letter to ...
— Nancy Stair - A Novel • Elinor Macartney Lane

... the harbours of America we will work our way across the wideness of the sea. It is well able we should be to go mounting up aloft in ropes. Come on Darby ...
— New Irish Comedies • Lady Augusta Gregory

... it and melted into it, and glowed and melted until it turned to slate blue under the wide, starred blue of the wonderful night sky, and all the dark about was velvet. Last night my mountain was all pink and silver, and I have seen it purple and rose. But you can't think the wideness of the sky, and I couldn't paint it for you with words. You must see it to understand. A great, wide, dark sapphire floor just simply ravished with stars ...
— A Voice in the Wilderness • Grace Livingston Hill

Words linked to "Wideness" :   width, thickness, wide, sizeableness, greatness, narrowness, enormity, largeness, bigness, breadth, heaviness

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