One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The fact or state of being two; duality.
- ‘Tradition requires the carver to give both statuettes the same facial features to emphasize the oneness in their twoness, even if the deceased twins were not identical.’
- ‘There is a peculiar use of photography in twin rituals that denies the specificity of its naturalism in order to emphasize the oneness in the twoness of twins.’
- ‘In the condition of human life, we are drawn to the lover, and in spite of our desires for absorption, we can never erase the boundaries of twoness.’
- ‘It's so much easier to be involved in twoness rather than oneness.’
- ‘Sometimes twoness refers to the double standard for men and women.’
- ‘Matrimony reminds us of the earthiness of human clay, breathed upon by God's love, and of the completed, united twoness of our essential nature.’
- ‘This generic twoness is reflected by other incidents of doubling throughout the novel.’
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