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Solidness  n.  
State or quality of being solid; firmness; compactness; solidity, as of material bodies.
Soundness; strength; truth; validity, as of arguments, reasons, principles, and the like.

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"Solidness" Quotes from Famous Books

... says, that habits are nothing else but airs; for bodies are contained by these, and the cause that every one of the bodies contained in any habit is such as it is, is the containing air, which they call in iron hardness, in stone solidness, in silver whiteness. These words have in them much absurdity and contradiction. For if the air remains such as it is of its own nature, how comes black, in that which is not white, to be made whiteness; and soft, in that which is ...
— Essays and Miscellanies - The Complete Works Volume 3 • Plutarch

... partly primal germs of things, and partly Unions deriving from the primal germs. And those which are the primal germs of things No power can quench; for in the end they conquer By their own solidness; though hard it be To think that aught in things has solid frame; For lightnings pass, no less than voice and shout, Through hedging walls of houses, and the iron White-dazzles in the fire, and rocks will burn With exhalations fierce and burst asunder. Totters the rigid gold ...
— Of The Nature of Things • [Titus Lucretius Carus] Lucretius

Words linked to "Solidness" :   real, materiality, state, material, reliability, unreal, solid state, substantiality, dependability, impermeableness, dependableness, eubstance, insubstantiality, substantialness, porosity, unsubstantial, state of matter

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