Definition of Downwardness

1. [n -ES]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downwardness

downtubes
downturn
downturned
downturns
downvote
downvoted
downvotes
downvoting
downward
downward(a)
downward(ip)
downward-sloping
downward drainage
downward spiral
downwardly
downwardness (current term)
downwardnesses
downwards
downwarp
downwash
downwashes
downweed
downweigh
downweighed
downweighing
downweighs
downwelling
downwind
downwinder
downy

Literary usage of Downwardness

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1. The Philosophy of Belief by George Douglas Campbell Argyll (1896)
"downwardness means simply the direction in which gravitation exerts the strongest pull ... Our conception, therefore, of downwardness, although no delusion, ..."

2. The Works of the Duke of Argyll: Containing, The Reign of Law, The Unity of by Duke of George Douglas Campbell Argyll (1884)
"... notions of what is outside and of what is inside of Nature be liable to the same kind of error which used formerly to affect our notions of downwardness ..."

3. The Unity of Nature by George Douglas Campbell Argyll (1885)
"... notions of what is outside and of what is inside of Nature be liable to the same kind of error which used formerly to affect our notions of downwardness ..."

4. The Companion by Leigh Hunt (1828)
"If she has not, the downwardness of her spirit will put a vulgar weight in her feet, let them be naturally as light as a zephyr's. ..."

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