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    Abstract Noun and Articles

    All the possible forms of the word “beauty” with articles are “beauty”, “a beauty”, “beauties”, “the beauty” and “the beauties.”

    I would like to limit the meaning to the quality of being beautiful.

    I could find the sentences below. So, I think the four forms below are possible.
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    She has a beauty that comes from within.
    I admired the beauty of the landscape.
    the beauties of nature

    Question:
    “beauties” with no articles can be used when it means the quality of being beautiful? If any, I would like to see an example.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Abstract Noun and Articles

    1. I admired the beauty of the landscape.

    2. the beauties of nature

    beauties, something that is beautiful in nature or in some natural or artificial environment [e.g., the beauties of the truth].

    beauties - Definitions from Dictionary.com
    beauties - Google Search

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