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earthinessPart of speech: Noun Usage examples "earthiness":
- It was this intellectual energy, she sometimes thought, which purified his character of that vein of earthiness which she had looked upon as the natural, and therefore the pardonable, attribute of masculine human nature. - "Virginia", Ellen Glasgow.
- His passion is often impious in its earthiness; his yearning, sacrilege. - "Paul Verlaine", Stefan Zweig.
- This love of the earth is not earthiness, but has been the characteristic of the best and greatest minds. - "Driven Back to Eden", E. P. Roe.