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individualness

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individual +‎ -ness

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individualness (uncountable)

  1. Quality of being individual.
    • 1968, Terry Eagleton, ‎Brian Wicker, From culture to revolution; the Slant Symposium, 1967 (page 88)
      He insisted on the primacy of his literary interests over his potential, social, etc interests; he insisted on the autarchy of his own temperament and taste, in ways that made the two together express a passionate individualness.
    • 1998, Cruise Travel (volume 19, number 6, page 31)
      "We had a clear philosophy from Day One, which was that we wanted to maintain the individualness, the uniqueness of each product, and yet we wanted to realize, in effect, some of the back-office synergies of the merger," Fain explained.

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