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Definition of Longsomeness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Longsomeness
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1. Essays on Historical Truth by Andrew Bisset (1871)
"2 The remark which follows, and which has just been quoted, about the ' longsomeness of preparing ' his Majesty's dinner, naturally suggests the question, ..."
2. Revision of the Liturgy, a lecture on the Book of common prayer by John Nicholas Bennett (1851)
"... marriage—the title of priest—the absolution—the longsomeness of the service—the bowing at the name of Jesus—the Apocrypha—the ignorance and incompetency ..."
3. Publications (1846)
"Thus Baillie :— " Their longsomeness is woful at this time, when their church and kingdom lie under a most lamentable anarchy and confusion. ..."
4. Social England: A Record of the Progress of the People in Religion, Laws edited by Henry Duff Traill, James Saumarez Mann (1899)
"They petitioned also against " longsomeness of service and the abuse of Church songes and music," against baptism by women, and against excommunication by ..."
5. A History of Matrimonial Institutions Chiefly in England and the United by George Elliott Howard (1904)
"... "double- beneficed men," "popish opinions," and "longsomeness of service," pray also for the reversal of "divers popish canons," such "as the restraint ..."
6. Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to by Edward Potts Cheyney (1922)
"The longsomeness of service abridged. Church songs and music moderated to better edification. That the Lord's day be not profaned ; the rest upon holydays ..."