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English citations of somewhereness

Noun: "the state or quality of being in, occurring in, or belonging to a specific place"[edit]

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  • 1984Benjamin R. Barber, Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age, University of California Press (1984), ISBN 9780520051157, page 64:
    For politics is defined by its somewhereness, its concrete historicity in the real world of human beings.
  • 1988 — David Savran, Taking It Like a Man: White Masculinity, Masochism, and Contemporary American Culture, Princeton University Press (1998), ISBN 9780691016375, page 49:
    Yet as Polsky implies, the resigned, disaffected, anti-political beat on a search for somewhereness makes a somewhat unlikely hero, []
  • 2011 — Meghan Sutherland, "On the Grounds of Television", in Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image (eds. John David Rhodes & Elena Gorfinkel), ISBN 9780816665167, page 354:
    For as Warner's emphasis on the "somewhereness" of disaster already indicates, []

Noun: "the state or quality of existing in a place that is unknown or cannot be pinpointed"[edit]

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  • 1892A. D. T. Whitney, Homespun Yarns, Houghton, Mifflin and Company (1892), page 99:
    [] but I risk this through the official centre, trusting that its call may find you by some tingle of the wire not yet loosened or cast off, which holds between the utterance of you there received, and your substantial somewhereness, which I doubt not.
  • 1921The Methodist Review, Volume 81, page 596:
    Do we believe that we may work with God, not in a sentimental way, not in some vague and poetic fashion with dreamy faith in the somewhereness of a heavenly Comrade, []
  • 1928Warwick Deeping, Old Pybus, Alfred A. Knopf (1928), page 230:
    [] Mary Merris had found it good to shed tears in this little, funny old room, wherein an old man who had looked on life had brought into being a beautiful faith in the essential somewhereness of God.

Noun: "the unique characteristics imparted on a wine by the conditions of the place in which it was grown"[edit]

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  • 2001 — Joanna Simone, Wine, Dorling Kindersley Publishing (2001), ISBN 9780789480637, page 113:
    The French call this spirit of place, or "somewhereness" as an American commentator has referred to it, terroir.
  • 2004Matt Kramer, New California Wine: Making Sense of Napa Valley, Sonoma, Central Coast, and Beyond, Running Press (2004), ISBN 0762419644, page 334:
    Comparing them is an ideal lesson in California wine somewhereness.
  • 2005Jamie Goode, The Science of Wine: From Vine to Glass, University of California Press (2005), ISBN 0520248007, page 25:
    The traditional, Old World definition of terroir is quite a tricky one to tie down, but it can probably best be summed-up as the possession by a wine of a sense of place, or "somewhereness"; []
  • 2008Robert M. Parker, Jr., Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide, 7th Edition, Simon & Schuster (2008), ISBN 9780743271981, page 34:
    Which has that notion of "somewhereness" that is raised by the terroiristes to validate the quality of a vineyard?
  • 2011 — Mike Veseth, Wine Wars: The Curse of the Blue Nun, the Miracle of Two Buck Chuck, and the Revenge of the Terroirists, Rowman & Littlefield (2011), ISBN 9780742568198, page 47:
    Wine drinkers seem to think that somewhereness is significant. Wine labels frequently give us much more information about the who, what, when, where, and how of the contents of a bottle of wine than is available for almost any other consumer product.