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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEANNESS

"I was thinking less of their leanness than of their smell," I returned.

His saving is like the spleen which swelleth with the leanness of all the other members.

But there's a verse about leanness in the soul, isn't there?

What shall be said of thickness and thinness, of fatness and leanness?

Mohammed, however, calls it abu hadlan (father of leanness).

Money, his heart's desire, had been given him, and the leanness of it had entered into his soul.

He speaks of his leanness and weakness, and of the length and slenderness of his neck.

She that is only half alive through her leanness, let her be grace ful.

Here is one, also, as it happens, respecting fat and leanness.

He was spare, too, as Melun was, but his was the leanness of a man who has been worn fine by activity.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hlænnesse; see lean (adj.) + -ness.

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