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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REMISSNESS

She returned only the more oppressed by the sense of remissness—of remorse.

Every day it is so, and there is no remissness in the observance of the custom.

His excuse for remissness in correspondence was, "I am a young man and in Paris."

He rejoiced in death, when, from no remissness of his, it closed his labours.

There can be no relaxation of effort, no remissness, in such a quest.

The boys were reminded of their remissness by the sound of voices on the outside.

He could only hope that such advantage had not been taken of his remissness.

With an apology for my remissness, I went into my own room to get the papers from my bag.

I could not bear to think that a minute should be lost by remissness or hesitation.

Succeed or fail, I will have no remissness to reproach myself with.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "weak, dissolved," from Latin remissus "relaxed, languid; negligent," past participle of remittere "slacken, abate, let go" (see remit). Meaning "characterized by lack of strictness" is attested from mid-15c.; that of "characterized by negligence" is from mid-15c.

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