heaviness


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Synonyms for heaviness

Synonyms for heaviness

the state or quality of being physically heavy

Synonyms for heaviness

the property of being comparatively great in weight

persisting sadness

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an oppressive quality that is laborious and solemn and lacks grace or fluency

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used of a line or mark

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unwelcome burdensome difficulty

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I no longer feel in common with you; the very cloud which I see beneath me, the blackness and heaviness at which I laugh--that is your thunder-cloud.
What with the brandy and the venison, a strange heaviness had come over me; and I had scarce lain down upon the bed before I fell into a kind of trance, in which I continued almost the whole time of our stay in the Cage.
Rawdon and his son went away with the utmost heaviness of heart.
The heaviness in his head and the weariness in his limbs that he had felt a minute before had suddenly gone.
There was a sense of closeness from the exclusion of fresh air, and a gloom and heaviness around, as though long imprisonment had made the very silence sad.
She could scarcely move her head for pain and heaviness, her eyes were strained and sore, and she was very weak.
The deserted counting-houses, with their secrets of books and papers locked up in chests and safes; the banking-houses, with their secrets of strong rooms and wells, the keys of which were in a very few secret pockets and a very few secret breasts; the secrets of all the dispersed grinders in the vast mill, among whom there were doubtless plunderers, forgers, and trust-betrayers of many sorts, whom the light of any day that dawned might reveal; he could have fancied that these things, in hiding, imparted a heaviness to the air.
So far as an overpowering heaviness, a prostration of strength, and an utter inability to control our thoughts or power of motion, can be called sleep, this is it; and yet, we have a consciousness of all that is going on about us, and, if we dream at such a time, words which are really spoken, or sounds which really exist at the moment, accommodate themselves with surprising readiness to our visions, until reality and imagination become so strangely blended that it is afterwards almost matter of impossibility to separate the two.
The morning light was growing clearer for them, and they could see the heaviness gathering in his face, and the dulness in his eyes.
The child, in her confidence with Mrs Quilp, had but feebly described the sadness and sorrow of her thoughts, or the heaviness of the cloud which overhung her home, and cast dark shadows on its hearth.
Autogenic training, some 100 years old, is a system of self-control, centered on the creation of sensations of heaviness and bodily warmth.
I really do feel the weight that you experience, the heaviness you experience when you're homesick.
PMS-related breast discomfort like tenderness, aches, swelling and heaviness can be really disruptive to a woman's regular routine -- often dictating what she will wear, whether or not she'll go to the gym or even partake in sexual activity," said Anja Krammer, President, BioPharmX Corporation.
But the breezy vibe and Rose's bright vocals lighten all that heaviness, making the song an easy one to carry with you.
So I pulled up the bridge and I was very sad but then something happened to lift away the heaviness.