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golden +‎ -ness


goldenness (countable and uncountable, plural goldennesses)

  1. The quality of being golden.
    • 1832, Allan Cunningham, The lives of the most eminent British painters and sculptors, volume 1:
      There is uncommon breadth and mass about it, with a richness of colouring, a sort of brown and glossy goldenness, which is common in the works of the artist.
    • 1873 September 1, The Atlantic Monthly, volume 32, page 378:
      The dim gray goldenness of the leaves above them seems to grow more ardent in color as they rise against the clear but not too intense blue of the sky.
    • 2008, Michael Ward, Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis:
      Aslan's goldenness in this book is a different kind of goldenness from the one we find in The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader.' There it was Solar; here it is, paradoxically, Lunar—the good upper half of the Lunar nature.