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Definition of Humorlessness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Humorlessness
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1. Their Day in Court by Percival Pollard (1909)
"Then we were made to note the humorlessness of Abner, shying at the light-heartedness of other art-students,—” Abner found it hard to countenance such ..."
2. The War for the World by Israel Zangwill (1916)
"... and with a grim humorlessness burnt its heretics to avoid shedding their blood, while forbidding its priests to practice harmless necessary surgery. ..."
3. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1906)
"... 284; in Harvard College Library, 288, 289; naturalness of, 289; Saxon, 289, 290; Scotch, 294; language of, 323; music in, 357; humorlessness of great, ..."