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ideality

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Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪdɪˈalɪti
 
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Definition of ideality in English:

noun (plural idealities)

[mass noun] formal
1The state or quality of being ideal: the ideality of the island of Aran
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  • Formal possibilities, qua formal, are indefinite and the vast array of this multitude of possibilities can be considered in their pure ideality.
  • At its worst, the exhibition muddied such sociological pronouncements with a problematic celebration of beauty, ideality and essential femininity.
  • Dialogue was hailed the master key to unravel the mystery and considered a stairway to a higher level of ideality.
1.1The quality of expressing or being characterized by ideals: the loftiness and ideality of the Gettysburg Address
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  • The narrator describes his successive days with Usher and his artmaking thus: ‘An excited and highly distempered ideality threw a sulphurous luster over all’.
  • Lincoln was successful in attaining the ideality of the Gettysburg Address.
1.2 [count noun] An ideal or idealized thing: they commenced their married life with idealities about love
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  • He would have ‘seen’ the very spatiality of the visible, the real which precedes all reality, all forms, all truth of particular sensations or constructed idealities.
  • The democracy we speak of spreading throughout the world is now in our own country only an ideality.
  • She becomes a pure ideality, a safe refuge to which Jim can return again and again, where he will never stumble up against the inevitable disappointments and absences of a real, substantial sweetheart, wife, mother, or sister.

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