What does the word wholeness mean?

Usage examples for wholeness

  1. Miss Caroline herself had refrained from abusing him- had seemed to have forgotten him, indeed; but, as she read Byron to them, their hearts opened to her- rushed out, indeed, with a friendly wholeness that demanded something more than mere cordial applause of her favorite poet. – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. Emerson was not a great man of letters, Arnold said, because he had not the genius and instinct for style; his prose had not the requisite wholeness of good tissue. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
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