grossness


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Related to grossness: unpreparedness, vouch for, take advantage, pointed out
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Its steeples and towers and its one great dome grow more ethereal; its smoky house-tops lose their grossness in the pale effulgence; the noises that arise from the streets are fewer and are softened, and the footsteps on the pavements pass more tranquilly away.
The piety of the Hebrew prophets purges their grossness.
The life he described had a charm, an easy gaiety, in which was no grossness.
No sooner did Naumann mention any detail of Dorothea's beauty, than Will got exasperated at his presumption: there was grossness in his choice of the most ordinary words, and what business had he to talk of her lips?
I will not pretend that I was insensible to the grossness of the poet's time, which I found often enough in the poet's verse, as well as the goodness of his nature, and my father seems to have felt a certain misgiving about it.
It was a soul- possession he dreamed, refined beyond any grossness, a free comradeship of spirit that he could not put into definite thought.
spoke up the fourth man, a huge-bulking, colossal- bodied, greasy-seeming grossness of flesh--the Armenian Jew and San Francisco pawnbroker the previous steward had warned Daughtry about.
The grossness and the sliminess of it was forgotten in the simple grotesqueness of it, and he had the saving sense of humor.
He was anxious to forget such grossness in the cool twilight of his tall Gothic cloisters; but on that morning it was fated that his still round of religious exercises should be everywhere arrested by small shocks.
The delicacy of your sex cannot conceive the grossness of ours, nor how little one sort of amour has to do with the heart.
Barton, stolid and stupid with a grossness both of the flesh and the spirit.
I have always maintained that the popular notion of connecting excessive grossness of size and excessive good-humour as inseparable allies was equivalent to declaring, either that no people but amiable people ever get fat, or that the accidental addition of so many pounds of flesh has a directly favourable influence over the disposition of the person on whose body they accumulate.