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bare

Descriptive of a piece of material which is smaller than the specified dimensions; scant.
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The service on New Year's Eve is the only one in the whole year that in the least impresses me in our little church, and then the very bareness and ugliness of the place and the ceremonial produce an effect that a snug service in a well-lit church never would.
But Lammle has him out again before he has so much as completely ascertained the bareness of the land.
It was this new strange bareness that Tom felt first, before he thought of looking again at the face which was also lit up by the fire, and which stole a half-shy, questioning glance at him as the entirely strange voice said:
That's to put the matter in positive terms for McMichael, but with expectations for poetry of the self set by Lowell, Berryman, and Plath, the matter is much more likely to be put in negative terms: what Lowell has, and McMichael lacks, is emotional heat, lyric force, a bareness of raw feeling--put it as you will.
For those who think Christmas is all about excess, the bareness of the manger retains the capacity to offend.
Whatever he learned in the hours of darkness, the ethical bareness of Jesus' resurrection sayings seems to me to establish beyond doubt that he'd at last come to see that the only Law with binding force upon us is the Law of Grace.
Its color and the blankness of the snowy mountains in the background represent the bareness of the raw reality.
With the bareness of the materials, their rough finish, and their haphazard installation, the artist evoked the overflow between art and life, so it made sense to find his work not in some rarefied atmosphere, but in a window on a busy downtown street in Rio de Janeiro.
New entries include 24/7 for continuously and Full Monty, meaning bareness.
And to live that cycle of life within another cycle -- the one from bud to bareness, the other, the longer one, from sapling to hollow stump -- surely that would be confusing.
The hope of grasping events in their bareness and immediately as they happen is an illusion.
30) The City may be silent, but silence does not include bareness, Wordsworth submits, and the division between these two terms by means of a comma, "silent, bare," allows for their differentiation.