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  • n  the property of being comparatively great in weight
    the heaviness of lead
  • n  persisting sadness
    nothing lifted the heaviness of her heart after her loss
  • n  an oppressive quality that is laborious and solemn and lacks grace or fluency
    his lectures tend to heaviness and repetition
  • n  used of a line or mark
  • n  unwelcome burdensome difficulty

  • But Kaufman, who displayed a gift for sexy literacy in The Unbearable Lightness of Being, here succumbs to an unbearable heaviness of spirit.
  • One Bush biographer, Bill Minutaglio, suggests that there was a heaviness about Bush when he was in college, that he felt the "weight" of his legacy at Yale, that living in his .
  • Afterward, she "felt immediate relief from the heaviness," she says.
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  • Simón Rios: To Papo, with love
    Our business and immigration writer reflects on life with a flawed but powerful father: "It's the second Fathers Day to pass without being able to spend it with Papo. In spite of the heaviness of his presence in my life, Papo has given to me some of the...
    June 16, 2013 - The Standard-Times
  • Black Sabbath makes a surprisingly strong return with '13'
    The album has a surprising integrity and heaviness.
    June 13, 2013 - Las Vegas Weekly
  • A sophisticated coolness in the shadow of the fading day
    Posted in Fashion / Fashion blog / Fashion photo shoots / Fashion pictures Simplicity and an easiness on the eyes was the focus of this shoot, the charming graces of a woman not weighed down by the heaviness of caking make-up, nor the unnecessary layers of hefty clothing. This unforced photography shoot reflects a nonchalance of attitude and a natural beauty in look. Dre Chez, photographer ...
    June 12, 2013 - StyleBistro

  • Billy Collins in FOXNews
    I don't envy her,Collins wrote in an e-mail. "Such poems are nearly impossible to bring off. Because of the heaviness of the subject the risk is that you will end up under it rather than on top. I wish her well and I'm certainly glad Obama...
  • George Karl in USA Today
    I think it might just be a travel day of getting to bed at 4:30 in the morning,Karl said. "There's a heaviness to waiting sometimes. We'll have a good practice tomorrow. I thought we got a little bit better last night. We didn't get better...
  • Eliot Spitzer in SINDH TODAY
    I also feel if I'm asked, and I can contribute to a very important conversation, I will do that as well. I will do what I can - and with full awareness and heaviness of heart about what I did,Spitzer said.

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