oneness

[wuhn-nis]

noun

the quality of being one; singleness.
sameness; identity.
unity of thought, feeling, belief, aim, etc.; agreement; concord.
a strong feeling of closeness or affinity; union: He feels a oneness with God.

Origin of oneness

before 900; Middle English onnesse; Old English ānnes; see one, -ness
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Examples from the Web for oneness

Historical Examples of oneness

  • "My dear," he said, flattered by the oneness of her love for him.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • It was not the continuity of men's lives I felt, but their oneness.

  • And sameness has been shown to be of a nature distinct from oneness?

  • He said to me once, “The oneness of two people could make a home in Sahara.”

  • Somewhere, of course, lies the shore of Brotherhood, and beyond that the shore of Oneness.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston



British Dictionary definitions for oneness

oneness

noun

the state or quality of being one; singleness
the state of being united; agreement
uniqueness
sameness
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Word Origin and History for oneness
n.

1590s, from one + -ness. A re-formation of Middle English onnesse, which vanished by 13c.

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