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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MEETNESS

“There is meetness in all things,” said the old lady, picking up her distaff.

Now, could he ever lose his title, his fitness, his meetness?

Surely we should desire a meetness for our inheritance as well as a title to it.

And what meetness is in setting the like of me in a chair that would well hold Charlemagne and his twelve Peers?

He died at the age of seventy, after a short illness, in which he gave evidence of meetness for heaven.

By such means alone can your character be gradually forming into "a meetness for the inheritance of the saints in light."

It is only those who have here acquired a meetness for the inheritance of the saints in light who can enjoy its possession.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English metan "to find, find out; fall in with, encounter; obtain," from Proto-Germanic *motjan (cf. Old Norse mæta, Old Frisian meta, Old Saxon motian "to meet," Gothic gamotijan), from PIE root *mod- "to meet, assemble." Related to Old English gemot "meeting." Meaning "to assemble" is from 1520s. Of things, "to come into contact," c.1300. Related: Met; meeting. To meet (someone) halfway in the figurative sense is from 1620s.

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