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Denseness

noun
1.
The quality of being mentally slow and limited.  Synonyms: dumbness, slow-wittedness.
2.
The spatial property of being crowded together.  Synonyms: compactness, concentration, density, tightness.
3.
The amount per unit size.  Synonym: density.






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"Denseness" Quotes from Famous Books



... Yaaaaihh! yelled Jubal Early's men, and did as they were bid. Yaaaaiiih! Yaaiiihhh! Yaaaaiiihhhh! yelled the Stonewall Brigade and the rest of Taliaferro's, and did as they were bid. Back, back were borne Meade's brigades. Darkness of smoke, denseness of forest growth, treachery of swampy soil!—all order was lost, and there came no support. Back went the blue—all who could go back. A. P. Hill's second line was upon them now; Gibbon was attacked. The grey came ...
— The Long Roll • Mary Johnston

... had seized upon the single elemental point that concerned him and his friend in their relation to this unfortunate girl. His simple, powerful statement united them; it gave the lie to his hint of denseness; it stripped the truth naked. It was such a wonderful thought-provoking statement that Shefford needed time to ponder how deep the Mormon was. To what limit would he go? Did he mean that here, between two men who loved the same girl, class, duty, honor, creed were nothing if they stood in ...
— The Rainbow Trail • Zane Grey

... it has been born and has lived, and merely living and working through the emanations of itself that have clung to men and women in many different places, instead—in fact—of being diffused—you understand me?" he broke out, with an obvious delight in the grossness of her ignorance and the denseness of her bewilderment and misunderstanding of him—"which is a sort of death, it seizes, whole, as a body, with all the members sound, upon another home. It commits, in effect, a great act of brigandage. It lives on complete, ...
— Flames • Robert Smythe Hichens

... experience on the wharf, and as he spoke he detected a light in Little's wide eyes that grew from astonishment at his tale to unbelieving contempt for his own denseness. "What's the joke now?" ...
— Gold Out of Celebes • Aylward Edward Dingle

... would be sure to follow. School teaching has been carried on under great difficulties owing to the scattered population, the family quarrels which made it formerly a risk to walk alone, the fear of sorcery and of the evil spirits which are supposed to dwell in the forest, the denseness of the forest itself, which makes it dangerous for children to go from one place to another without an armed escort, the withdrawing of girls when they have just been able to read in order to go to their seclusion and fattening, and the consequent drafting of them to great distances to their ...
— Mary Slessor of Calabar: Pioneer Missionary • W. P. Livingstone



Words linked to "Denseness" :   bpi, optical density, absorbance, spatial arrangement, bits per inch, distribution, stupidity, low density, relative density, tenuity, flux density, photographic density, rarity, dense, transmission density, flux, spacing



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