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Foreignness   Listen

The quality of being alien or not native.  Synonyms: curiousness, strangeness.

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"Foreignness" Quotes from Famous Books

... laid aside. Night after night he had been living with Valentine, with Consuelo, with Caroline in 'Le Marquis de Villemer.' His poetical reading of the winter had prepared the way for what was practically his first introduction to the modern literature of passion. The stimulating novelty and foreignness of it was stirring all his blood. George Sand's problems, her situations, her treatment of the great questions of sex, her social and religious enthusiasms—these things were for the moment a new gospel to this provincial self-taught lad, as they had been ...
— The History of David Grieve • Mrs. Humphry Ward

Words linked to "Foreignness" :   alienage, foreign, strangeness, strange, exoticness, quality, exoticism, nativeness, alienism, exotism

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