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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLEAKNESS

And he liked East Wellmouth, bareness and bleakness and lonesomeness and all.

There was a bleakness about the situation which made one gasp.

But as she entered it that afternoon its air of peace seemed the bleakness of desolation.

But in partial compensation for this bleakness is a fine ruggedness.

The warmth of the room was very agreeable in contrast to the bleakness of out-doors.

Everyday light had filled her with bleakness and disillusion.

The summits of the Norwegian Fjelds have only the charm of wildness and bleakness.

He stood in his shirt-sleeves, though there was a bleakness in the wind that hinted of December.

The winter came and went, but it brought no sense of dreariness or bleakness to Meg.

She was like her own New England in its bleakness, without its summer warmth.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from bleak + -ness.

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