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  • noun The quality of being drawn.


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drawn +‎ -ness


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  • I took a bunch of classes to basically teach myself the language of talking about art and understanding how to look at images and look at their “drawnness” or “made-ness.”

    Everyone’s A Critic: An interview with Douglas Wolk, Part the second 2007

  • And this in spite of the fact that the black rings of fatigue were about her eyes, that the pretty, smoothly rounded features had the suggestion of drawnness, that the lips, when they ceased to move, settled into the slightest bit of a droop.

    The White Desert Courtney Ryley Cooper 1913

  • There was nothing particularly noticeable about Mary Louise unless it might possibly be a certain fine-drawnness.

    Stubble George Looms 1906

  • There was a tight drawnness about her lips and her keen gray eyes looked as though gazing into space.

    The Story of the Foss River Ranch Ridgwell Cullum 1905


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