rankness


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the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth

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Furthermore, Scott's work demonstrates how luxury was being negotiated not simply in moral or religious terms but also in a political sense, as the idea was often defined in terms of "riot, excess, indulgence, rankness, revelry and dissipation, and its disordering effects were applied to diverse situations including mockery of wealth, ill rule, and sedition" (7).
It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.
The actual soldier of 1862-'65, North and South, with all his ways, his incredible dauntlessness, habits, practices, tastes, language, his fierce friendship, his appetite, rankness, his superb strength and animality, lawless gait, and a hundred unnamed lights and shades of camp, I say, will never be written.
2] are the tuning parameters for sparsity and low rankness, respectively.
Which, given all I've just said, only serves to illustrate the abject rankness of the current crop of BB hopefuls.
It should seem by this, as if the rankness and gross impropriety of the personal connection, the difference in age, features, colour, constitution, instead of being the obstacle, had been the motive of the refinement of her choice, and had, by beginning at the wrong end, subdued her to the amiable qualities of her lord.
Because of the rankness of the corn poppy, a more ornamental cultivar was developed.