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Earliness   Listen

Quality of coming early or earlier in time.

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"Earliness" Quotes from Famous Books

... variations on the Virgin's title and name, but with Latin verses alternate to the Provencal ones. This same arrangement occurs with a Provencal fourth rhyme, which seems to have been a favourite one. It is arranged with a variety which shows its earliness, for the fourth line is sometimes "in the air" rhyming to nothing, sometimes rhymes with the other three, and sometimes forces its sound on the last of them, so that the quatrain ...
— The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory - (Periods of European Literature, vol. II) • George Saintsbury

Words linked to "Earliness" :   antecedency, lateness, precedence, forwardness, early, precedency, anteriority, antecedence, priority, timing

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