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Slimness

noun
1.
A small margin.  Synonyms: narrow margin, narrowness.  "The landslide he had in the electoral college obscured the narrowness of a victory based on just 43% of the popular vote"
2.
The property of an attractively thin person.  Synonyms: slenderness, slightness.






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"Slimness" Quotes from Famous Books



... and they stretch up toward it as rapidly as possible. Dim light causes rapid growth at the expense, however, of strength of tissue, but as these young trees are protected in the woods from the strain of wind storms, their slimness and lack of toughness is a benefit rather than a hindrance to them. Also, the limbs near the ground die off while the trees are still young and small, giving us the clear timber tree, free from large knots, tall and straight. Make further application of this principle of light ...
— Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study • Ontario Ministry of Education

... fire turned with a slight start at the sound of her husband's step in the room beyond. She was wearing a pale silk dressing-gown and her hair hung in a single plait over her shoulder, giving her a curiously girlish look. The slimness of her figure as she leaned among the cushions accentuated the fragility which her recent illness had stamped upon her. Her eyes were ringed with purple, and they had a startled expression that the sound of the squire's step served to intensify. At the soft turning of the handle she made a movement ...
— The Obstacle Race • Ethel M. Dell



Words linked to "Slimness" :   slenderness, margin, leanness, thinness, slim, spareness



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