middleness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

middle +‎ -ness

NounEdit

middleness (plural not attested)

  1. The quality of being middle, or in the middle.
    • 1997, Marion Montgomery, Romantic Confusions of the Good: Beauty as Truth, Truth Beauty (page 74)
      The poem is heavily concerned with a middleness, and with an attempt to understand this middleness in relation to beginnings.
    • 2001, Andrew R. L. Cayton, ‎Susan E. Gray, The American Midwest: Essays on Regional History (page 186)
      Even during the era of Middle Western ascendancy early in the century, the qualities that distinguished the Middle West were associated with middleness.