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togetherness

[tuh-geth-er-nis]
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noun
  1. warm fellowship, as among members of a family.
  2. the quality, state, or condition of being together.
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Origin of togetherness

First recorded in 1650–60; together + -ness
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Examples from the Web for togetherness

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  • By Aristotle's time, togetherness was designated through a name.

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

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

    The Servant Problem

    Robert F. Young

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

    Hungry Hearts

    Anzia Yezierska

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for togetherness

togetherness

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.

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