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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOMELINESS

Even at that the English talk made my heart expand—the homeliness of it.

The force of his argument is not at all injured by the homeliness of his illustrations.

In her homeliness she presented a strange contrast to her surroundings.

It is the homeliness of a people without a home, without a country.

A certain simplicity, not to say homeliness, of manners prevailed in the house.

There should be an air of homeliness and open hospitality about the place.

Grant, however, was instantly so moved that he did not notice her homeliness.

Her homeliness of appearance amounted to the ugliness that is bitter.

This homeliness, among many other causes, arises out of one in chief.

Every house was a picture, a model of cleanliness and homeliness.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from homely + -ness. Originally "meekness, gentleness," also "familiarity, intimacy; friendliness;" sense degenerated by c.1400 to "want of refinement in manners, coarseness; presumptuousness."

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