from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being starry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being starry.

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  • noun The state or quality of being starry.


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  • He's good, The Hoff, and adds some proper starriness.

    Britain's Got Talent – review 2011

  • Her eyes, very blue, showed a rayed starriness, the pupils contracted from the sudden light -- her expression, tired and half bewildered, had in it somewhat of the little lost look of a child, up in the unwonted middle of the night, who might go naturally and comfortably into any kind arms held out to her.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908 Various

  • The white sky of Thett was gone, and only the black starriness of space remained.

    Invaders from the Infinite John Wood Campbell 1940

  • I wanted to laugh and cry, mother's eyes flashed with their old-time starriness and Susan emitted a queer sound between a gasp and a whoop.

    Rilla of Ingleside Lucy Maud 1921

  • As he walked down the lamp-lit street, under all the starriness of a tranquil autumn night, he became alternately pale and flushed, his heart thumped hard against his ribs, he felt like a little boy going to his mother to confess a wrong.

    The Nine-Tenths James Oppenheim 1907

  • I should ask, and "where?" seeking among that scattered starriness, and slowly I should acquire the wonder that possessed him.

    A Modern Utopia 1906

  • She always seemed to him a little bit unearthly in the starriness of her beauty.

    The City of Fire Grace Livingston Hill 1906

  • She had money and health and beauty, the triune of perfect starriness, which makes all men astronomers.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith George Meredith 1868

  • She had money and health and beauty, the triune of perfect starriness, which makes all men astronomers.

    The Egoist George Meredith 1868

  • That show really adored the starriness of all kinds of performers, of Florence Henderson and Rita Moreno and Elton John and Alice Cooper. Top Stories 2011


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