forwardness

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Gilian was trembling and parched at the lips now, awake to the enormity of his forwardness.

Then, half-ashamed and startled at her forwardness, her gaze dropped.

At least I showed no forwardness; to that I was sworn, and adhered most obstinately.

Such was their forwardness on the 10th, that it was determined to summon the commandant.

The ships in Cadiz are getting in forwardness to put to sea.

Astonished and offended by his forwardness, Camilla turned entirely away from him.

Because—its no forwardness, Miss Anne, murmured Jacky, hanging down her head.

The performance was in some forwardness when the events of 1788 in France interrupted it.

Diffidence when forced to action often verges on forwardness.

I do think that nothing can equal the forwardness of some New York girls.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from forward (adj.) + -ness. Meaning "presumptuousness" is from c.1600.

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