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[tuh-geth -er-nis] /təˈgɛð ər nɪs/
warm fellowship, as among members of a family.
the quality, state, or condition of being together.
Origin of togetherness
1650-60; together + -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • While the family unit was still important, the clan and even the entire community took on new important aspects of “togetherness.”

  • Theirs was a togetherness which accompanied them to the grave.

  • I was so full of the joy of togetherness—the great wonder of the new world; it pressed on my heart like sorrow.

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
  • A moment before, our togetherness had made me believe us so strong—and now I saw each alone—crushed—broken.

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
  • Here, there is work for everyone, and a corresponding feeling of wantedness and togetherness.

    The Servant Problem Robert F. Young
British Dictionary definitions for togetherness


a feeling of closeness or affection from being united with other people
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for togetherness

1650s, "state of being together," from together + -ness. Sense of "fellowship, fellow-feeling," is from 1930.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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