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  • noun Plural form of dulness.


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  • He had lived by the knowledge of death, by the blessed certainty that life could not go on for ever, that there must be an end to all the wanderings and pain, to all the dulnesses and unsatisfactory driftings, to all the joys that would otherwise fall upon sluggishness or cloy themselves.

    Secret Bread F. Tennyson Jesse

  • The colors that at first bewitched will vex your eyes by their violence; -- the creole life that appeared so simple, so gentle, will reveal dulnesses and discomforts undreamed of.

    Two Years in the French West Indies Lafcadio Hearn 1877

  • On the other hand the inconsistencies and dulnesses of some philosophers not only check advance, as it were, on the road, but even break up the journey altogether, since vice always attacks at its leisure and forces back whatever yields to it. [

    Plutarch's Morals 46-120? Plutarch


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