• (noun): The state of being heavy; weight, weightiness, force of impact or gravity.
  • (noun): Oppression; dejectedness, sadness.

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  • (noun): unwelcome burdensome difficulty
  • (noun): used of a line or mark
  • (noun): an oppressive quality that is laborious and solemn and lacks grace or fluency; "a book so serious that it sometimes subsided into ponderousness"; "his lectures tend to heaviness and repetition"
  • (noun): persisting sadness; "nothing lifted the heaviness of her heart after her loss"
  • (noun): the property of being comparatively great in weight; "the heaviness of lead"

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Example Sentences

  • Making a death metal album sound nice and clean without losing the heaviness is a subtle art and he's consistently nailed it.

  • However, this heaviness is also a result of the author's ardent and instant imagination, forming a scene and a dialogue of each incident in the narrative without taking the necessary backward look at the general perspective.

  • Indeed, I was in rather a low way that day; which was due in part to my not being able, for all my thinking, to see any sort of a clear course before me; and in part to the fact that the weather was thickening and that my spirits were dulled a good deal by what we call the heaviness of the air.

  • Great heaviness is often necessary to a Christian's good: If need be, you are in heaviness.

  • Jean Pierre: The things that happen in the book are heavy, but I do think the heaviness is somewhat diluted by the fact that Celie writes with such sad acceptance instead of anger.

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