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bare

Descriptive of a piece of material which is smaller than the specified dimensions; scant.
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In spite of his old green damask dressing-gown and the bareness of the room in which he sat, where the floor was covered with a shabby tapestry in place of carpet, and the walls were hung with tavern-paper presenting the profiles of Louis XVI.
January 1st.--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.
The room, with its combination of luxury and bareness, its silk dressing-gowns and crimson slippers, its shabby carpet and bare walls, had a powerful air of Katharine herself; she stood in the middle of the room and enjoyed the sensation; and then, with a desire to finger what her cousin was in the habit of fingering, Cassandra began to take down the books which stood in a row upon the shelf above the bed.
You, who are one of our most pious and faithful parishioners, must have keenly felt the bareness of the high altar.
Large wooden pews with just enough upholstery to soften their bareness, plus rustic settles, a grand piano and cast-iron legged tables emphasise that casual-but-studied arrangement of bar furniture that works in some pubs but fails miserably in others.
It's true that if Bruce and O'Leary were given a quid for each time they had mentioned the bareness of their bones in recent times they'd be rich men (well, richer than they already are) but both squads have been ravaged.
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.
Close to the pulse of life, of many lives, intersubjective, contemplative, and stripped down to a bareness that yet avoids minimality, Pierre Michon's writing here, in these two books, acquires a largely discreet yet openly felt penetration of our being-in-the-world that few can emulate.
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.