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togetherness

[tuh-geth -er-nis] /təˈgɛð ər nɪs/
noun
1.
warm fellowship, as among members of a family.
2.
the quality, state, or condition of being together.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; together + -ness
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Examples for togetherness
  • Social togetherness, empathy and cooperation are hallmarks of humanity.
  • Couples differ in their relative need for a sense of togetherness versus individuality.
  • Summer sunshine, togetherness and an inner glow of satisfaction.
  • Holiday events bring a spark of warmth and togetherness that seems to happen only in winter.
  • If romance means transcending the ordinary, togetherness in the desert will do it.
  • It is about the culture: the togetherness it has bought.
  • The sea symbolizes separation and togetherness simultaneously.
  • Family and friends gather to celebrate togetherness and give thanks for the good things in their lives.
  • It's that sense of togetherness, of family, that truly affords the scene its continued relevance.
  • Social capital is the sense of togetherness within a society.
British Dictionary definitions for togetherness

togetherness

/təˈɡɛðənɪs/
noun
1.
a feeling of closeness or affection from being united with other people
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Word Origin and History for togetherness
n.

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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