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  • n. Absence of clouds.

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  • n. the lightness of a sunny day when there are no clouds in the sky


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cloudless +‎ -ness


  • The sun is fading from powder-blue cloudlessness as the shadows creep across the circle.

    There is no such thing as a bullfight

  • The torrents of Maine are hasty young heroes, galloping so hard when they gallop, and charging with such rash enthusiasm when they charge, hurrying with such Achillean ardor toward their eternity of ocean, that they would never know the influence, in their heart of hearts, of blue cloudlessness, or the glory of noonday, or the pageantries of sunset, -- they would only tear and rive and shatter carelessly.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862

  • As he turned Susanna's head up the trail the mountains stood deep purple silhouettes against the cloudlessness of the sky.

    The Spirit of Sweetwater

  • The first and most conspicuous of its characteristics is its cloudlessness.


  • The state of things thus disclosed by observation, the cloudlessness and the rim of limb-light, turns out to agree in a most happy manner with what probability would lead us to expect; for the most natural supposition to make a priori about the Martian atmosphere is the following.


  • June came; the farewells were said, we were railroaded to Boston, embarked on the Cunard steamship Niagara, Captain Leitch, and steamed out of Boston Harbor on a day of cloudlessness and calm.

    Hawthorne and His Circle

  • There it had happened more than once, that after waiting idle through days and nights of cloudy weather, Viviette would fix her time for meeting him at an hour when at last he had an opportunity of seeing the sky; so that in giving to her the golden moments of cloudlessness he was losing his chance with the orbs above.

    Two on a Tower

  • The heat was great, greater than most women would have cared to face, but the blue cloudlessness of the sky, the sheeny glow of the sun upon the free open country was so much delight to Lilith Ormskirk.

    The Sign of the Spider

  • They had come by heights and slopes of forest, where the serried stems of the tall firs showed brown and whitish-blue and grew straight as stalks of grain; and now on either side the farms opened under a sky of unwonted cloudlessness.

    Complete March Family Trilogy

  • When we recollect his gloomy anticipations and unconquerable anxiety; the security from human malice which his character, the place, and the condition of the times, might be supposed to confer; the purity and cloudlessness of the atmosphere, which rended it impossible that lightning was the cause; what are the conclusions that we must form?

    Wieland; or the Transformation. An American Tale.


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