mutual friends encouraged a get-together, believing that the optics alone would be good for the country.
RULE: Always include your significant other on the email thread when making group plans with mutual friends.
There is a lot of history and mutual distrust to cut through to end this cycle of mutual suspicion and blame.
Any changes we make should be based on mutual arrangements with our allies, no exceptions.
We also learn a lot about their relationship, their mutual love and respect for each other.
It is a matter of pure interest and mutual convenience that binds us.
All ferocity must be misinterpretation of the divine law of harmony and mutual help.
The party relies wholly upon the power of education, knowledge, and mutual understanding.
The mother and son parted with feelings of mutual dissatisfaction.
She was a warmly-blown summer which the breath of mutual happy moments had not withered.
late 15c., originally of feelings, from Middle French mutuel (14c.), from Latin mutuus "reciprocal, done in exchange," from PIE root *mei- "to change, exchange" (see mutable).
The essence of its meaning is that it involves the relation x is or does to y as y to x; & not the relation, x is or does to z as y to z. [Fowler]Mutual Admiration Society (1851) seems to have been coined by Thoreau. Mutual fund is recorded from 1950. The Cold War's mutual assured destruction attested from 1966. (Assured destruction was an early 1960s term in U.S. military policy circles in reference to nuclear weapons as a deterrent, popularized c.1964 by Robert McNamara, U.S. Secretary of Defense under Lyndon Johnson, e.g. statement before House Armed Services Committee, Feb. 18, 1965; the mutual perhaps first added by Donald Brennan, conservative defense analyst and a public critic of the policy, who also noted the acronym MAD.)
short for mutual fund, 1971; see mutual.