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soundness

The quality of being sound (2).

soundness

1. The freedom of a solid from cracks, flaws, fissures, or variations from an accepted standard.
2. In cement, freedom from excessive volume change after setting.
3. In an aggregate, the ability to withstand the aggressive action to which concrete containing it might be exposed, particularly that due to weather.
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Those politicians and statesmen who have been the most celebrated for the soundness of their principles and for the justice of their views, have declared in favor of a single Executive and a numerous legislature.
The boys were sleeping with such mysterious soundness, that it took five minutes a-piece to wake them.
He examined the equipment of every soldier; assured himself of the health and soundness of every horse.
Worthy of special praise, lastly, is the moral soundness of all Dickens' work, praise which is not seriously affected by present-day sneers at his
They made rapid converts of unbelievers, demonstrating the soundness of my doctrines by their prompt results.
I am convinced he had always doubted the soundness of my principles, because he turned on me swiftly as though he had been on the watch for a lapse from the straight path.
I was vexed at her incredulity; but I am not sure her doubts were entirely without sagacity; I fear I have found it much easier to remember her advice than to profit by it; - indeed, I have sometimes been led to question the soundness of her doctrines on those subjects.
He was in the pink of condition for his age, and even the texture of his long frock coat had a character of elastic soundness, as if it were a living tissue.
A technical mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has held a seminar in Baku on the topic of financial soundness indicators for the staff of the Financial Market Supervisory Authority of Azerbaijan (FIMSA) and the country's Central Bank (CBA), FIMSA said in a message Feb.
6 in both Financial Soundness and Social Responsibility.
The QC provides financial data as well as information on key Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs) for Banking System, Islamic Banking (IB) and Development Financial Institutions(DFIs).
At no time during this process did anyone from the OCC express any suggestion that the rule that was under development could threaten the safety and soundness of the banking system," Cordray wrote.