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Modernness  n.  The quality or state of being modern; recentness; novelty.

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"Modernness" Quotes from Famous Books

... last? The motion of angelic hosts must be like the movement of this ode, combining in some marvellous and mysterious way the swiftness of lightning with the stately progress of a pageant white with the blinding white light of an awful Presence. The note of modernness is the quality which is most likely to mislead us in forecasting favorably the durability of contemporary poetry, appealing as it does to so many personal issues irrelevant to the standards of immortal art. This is precisely the note ...
— The Hound of Heaven • Francis Thompson

Words linked to "Modernness" :   modernism, currency, contemporaneity, modernity

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