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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The quality or state of being chosen; Also: Quality or state of being of special quality or value.

Usage examples (25)
  • Adjective : a select group of friends
  • The Believers 'Rally, as will be understood, was a gathering of some selectness.
  • Sicilian, or Græco-Sicilian vases, though inferior in number and selectness to those of the Vatican, or Museo-Borbonico.
  • It was in many ways an inspiration; it gave him zeal, a Puritan word much ridiculed by the Royalists; it gave refinement, distinction, selectness, elevation to his... for more
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