[ UK /kwˈɪdɪti/ ]
NOUN
  1. an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
  2. the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
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How To Use quiddity In A Sentence

  • He pointed to his temples, upon which the last traces of Quiddity's reconfiguration of his flesh was fading. THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW
  • Just as Quiddity wasn't in any conventional sense a sea, so Ephemeris demanded a redefinition of the word island. THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW
  • Embassytown" might be called the culmination of these interests: For his eighth novel he has created a new city on a new world in a new universe, one underpinned by the immer, a "big and tidal quiddity" where normal rules of space and time do not apply and which ships cross to travel between planets. Full Immersion
  • For there is no knowledge of things insofar as they are external in effect, but insofar as their nature and quiddity is grasped by the mind.
  • That is, we might just slot the language into our existing mental frameworks with respect to language and thereby lose some of the quiddity of the language and the concepts it brings with it.
  • Up out of Quiddity, from its unfathomed places, had come creatures strange even to the fishermen's eyes. EVERVILLE
  • Why, after being exiled in the Cosm for so many years, were these people now gaining access to Quiddity? EVERVILLE
  • Particularity, idiosyncrasy, the quiddity of perceptual experience - these are the best things that abstract art can offer, in public as anywhere else.
  • This sort of Kantian ‘anthropology of right’ reflects a vision of the unspeakable quiddity of the individual, where we are forever unknown to ourselves and live on the surface of our being.
  • He transcends the autobiographic into something quintessential, something close to the quiddity of experience.
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