methodicalness love

Definitions

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  • n. The property of being methodical.

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  • n. the quality of appreciating method and system

Etymologies

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methodical +‎ -ness

Examples

  • His proof came in the guise of soundbites that he pledged "were not edited," and the "methodicalness" came by a member of the O'Reilly crack staff going out to the Iraqi War Protest in Washington this past week to ask questions of Sean Penn, Jane Fonda, Susan Saranden and Tim Robbins.

    Methodical Bill O Proves There Are No Other Options To Bush Iraq Policy

  • The Bhagavad-Gita occupies an intermediate position between scripture and theology; for it combines the poetical qualities of the first with the clear-cut methodicalness of the second.

    The Perennial Philosophy

  • Van Helsing, with his usual methodicalness, began taking the various contents from his bag and placing them ready for use.

    Dracula

  • Desperately, yet with an icy methodicalness, Spock tried to pull away.

    Chain of Attack

  • He conducted the proceedings with complete assurance and the same tidy methodicalness which was so evident in his surroundings.

    The Tiger in the Smoke

  • And look, "he went on excitedly," look what the stupid fools have done with their German methodicalness -- here are entries showing all the supplies they obtained, from whom they got them and what they cost.

    The Apartment Next Door

  • Hence Andronicus [* De Affectibus] ascribes two things to these outward movements: namely "taste" (_ornatus_) which regards what is becoming to the person, wherefore he says that it is the knowledge of what is becoming in movement and behavior; and "methodicalness"

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • Her methodicalness made her suicide more deliberate.

    Moon and Sixpence

  • I have been a sore trial to her diligence and methodicalness; and her soul is too much bent on her work for us to drag her out to be foolish, as would be best for her. '

    Hopes and Fears or, scenes from the life of a spinster

  • His methodicalness is largely for the benefit of the written record, as logged by the court reporter; in case of an appeal, he wants the reviewing judge "to understand what I do and why I do it."

    Chicago Reader

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