unearthlinesses

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unearthlinesses

  1. plural form of unearthliness
    • 1861, Joseph Augustus Seiss, The Day of the Lord: A Lecture Delivered in St. John's (Lutheran) Church, Philadelphia, page 41:
      [] not some cold dream-land; where all sensation is attenuated into a spiritual meagreness totally destitute of attractions for mortals; not a mere state, made up of certain unearthlinesses, of which no one can conceive and with which no one can sympathize; but a literal and material world, firm and ponderable as now, girthed and clothed with similar heavens, adorned with sunshine and showers, birds, trees, streams, melody, and flowers
    • 1991, Ad Reinhardt, Art as Art: The Selected Writings of Ad Reinhardt, page 187:
      The cult of art-as-art centers around art as a magic, art as a second, or double, or super nature, around art's immolations and unearthlinesses, around art's timelessness, uselessness, and meaninglessness.
    • 2004, Fred Botting and Dale Townshend, Gothic: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies, page 144:
      After the Martians are defeated, twentieth-century scientists dissect and classify the unearthlinesses of "the most unearthly creatures it is possible to conceive.