Strikingness
Striking Strik"ing, a. Affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very noticeable; as, a striking representation or image; a striking resemblance. ``A striking fact.'' --De Quincey. -- {Strik"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Strik"ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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