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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEEDINESS

"A mouse," I said, and forgot my seediness; I was interested.

According to Biddy, Cleopatra had "something up her sleeve," something her excuse of "seediness" was meant to cover.

On the stage he is all spangles and activity; off the stage, seediness and decrepitude are his chief characteristics.

A casual visitor might suppose this place to be a temple dedicated to the Genius of Seediness.

Here they appear a motley congregation, a curious agglomeration of seediness.

A casual visitor might suppose this place to be a Temple dedicated to the Genius of Seediness.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "fruitful, abundant," from seed (n.) + -y (2). From 1570s as "abounding in seeds." Meaning "shabby" is from 1739, probably in reference to the appearance of a flowering plant that has run to seed. Related: Seediness.

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