perfectness

[ adjective, noun pur-fikt; verb per-fekt ]SEE DEFINITION OF perfectness
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What is common to them all,that perfectness and harmony, is beauty.

But demuth signifies "a likeness," or "the perfectness of an image."

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

We then say that the classic does not satisfy us, and that the "Grecian cloys us with his perfectness."

The tares must be taken away in order to the perfectness and usefulness of the wheat.

So, then, He who has created the soul will bring it to perfectness.

Now, this ideal is clearly one of perfectness and completeness of mere form.

It happened to come to me in perfectness when I was young—love.

No science has as yet arrived at completeness and perfectness.

Quality, not quantity, is the thing that determines the perfectness of a life.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. alteration of Middle English parfit (c.1300), from Old French parfit "finished, completed, ready" (11c.), from Latin perfectus "completed, excellent, accomplished, exquisite," past participle of perficere "accomplish, finish, complete," from per- "completely" (see per) + facere "to perform" (see factitious). Often used in English as an intensive (perfect stranger, etc.).

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