selfsameness

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Etymology[edit]

selfsame +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

selfsameness (uncountable)

  1. The property of two or more appearances of being of the selfsame underlying object; sameness as regards self or identity.
    There is no doubt about the selfsameness of the morning Sun with the evening Sun.
    • 1876, F. H. Bradley, Ethical Studies:
      Now the first condition of the possibility of my guiltiness, or of my becoming a subject for moral imputation, is my self-sameness; I must be throughout one identical person.

Further reading[edit]

  • selfsameness in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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