furtherness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From further +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

furtherness (uncountable)

  1. The state, quality, or condition of being further; beyondness; continuation; expanse.
    • 1914, Patañjali, Vācaspatimiśra, The Yoga-system of Patañjali:
      The coincidence with its own point-of-space is that digit of time belonging to the myrobolan which, with respect to its own point-of-space, is characterized by a kind of mutation in terms of nearness or furtherness.
    • 2005, Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram:
      I watched the red lights of the taxi fuzz and blur and then vanish in the furtherness of night.
    • 2013, Elena Pulcini, Care of the World:
      While the latter were pushed by a Faustian yearning for the infinite and furtherness, on the contrary we, the first Titans, are pushed by the 'desperate desire' to reinstate that lost limit that restores our human condition.