- mutual admiration society,
- mutual aid,
- mutual assured destruction,
- mutual fund,
- mutual impedance
Origin of mutual
Examples from the Web for mutually
And so it goes, another chapter written in the mutually abusive relationship of bad government and bad culture.
There were two superpowers, they knew what we had, we knew what they had, mutually assured destruction meant something.
Or was it a further stage in a mutually agreed transaction between civil rights and national security?David Cameron's Plan to Fight ISIS Will Likely Involve Racial Profiling|Clive Irving|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In geopolitics, the doctrine of mutually assured destruction prevents the use of weapons of mass destruction against a foe.The App Bringing Out The Best/Worst in Washington’s Gays|Scott Bixby|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or might a solution be found that is mutually satisfactory to both sides—even if each side must forgo their maximum desires?New Documentary Reveals Story of Palestinian Village Covered Up By JNF Forest|Mira Sucharov|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Thus they went on mutually supporting and up-lifting each other.Novanglus, and Massachusettensis|John Adams
His two companions readily assented, and the promise was mutually given and received.Secret Societies of the Middle Ages|Thomas Keightley
Here the religious opinions of the East and the West were blended and mutually modified.Christianity and Greek Philosophy|Benjamin Franklin Cocker
If mutually agreeable, further examinations cease, and building operations are begun.Nests and Eggs of Birds of The United States|Thomas G. Gentry
To his pure and unimpeded faculty the task of translating motives so diverse into mutually concordant shapes was easy.Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3|John Addington Symonds
Word Origin for mutual
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.