Usage examples for softness

  1. Furthermore, protruding edges, or slight sections of the steel, may reduce to the required temper before the main body of the steel, which induces either serious weakness of the insufficiently tempered part, or softness in the thin sections, providing that the steel is kept long enough in the muffle to temper the main body to the proper degree. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. He spoke of her with sympathy and appreciation, and presently detected a softness in Rachel's eyes which made him jealous of Hester. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  3. Boys, however, owe chiefly to each other their escape from the apron string and the softness of nursery manners. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee