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somewhereness

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EtymologyEdit

somewhere +‎ -ness

NounEdit

somewhereness (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being in, occurring in, or belonging to a specific place.
    • 1984, Benjamin 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.
  2. The state or quality of existing in a place that is unknown or cannot be pinpointed.
    • 1928, Warwick 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.
  3. The unique characteristics imparted on a wine by the conditions of the place in which it was grown.
    • 2004, Matt 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.

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