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Examples of camaraderie in a Sentence
- It is about the camaraderie of troops bound for Vietnam who as their leader warns, have one another and nothing but one another when they fall into hell. —Stanley Kauffmann, New Republic, 25 Mar. 2002
- … men on the sunny side of middle age, physical, competitive, used to the quick camaraderie of the team, be it a firefighting squad or a trading desk. —Robert Lipsyte, New York Times, 3 Feb. 2002
- Except for occasional bursts of camaraderie, which came like thunderstorms, we were never close. —W. P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe, 1982
- The best of adolescence was the intense male friendships—not only because of the cozy feelings of camaraderie they afforded … but because of the opportunity they provided for uncensored talk. —Philip Roth, Reading Myself and Others, 1975
There is great camaraderie among the teammates.
They have developed a real camaraderie after working together for so long.
Recent Examples of camaraderie from the Web
With the inevitable cuts looming and players feeling the pressure, there’s also a sense of camaraderie among teammates.
The team won some and lost some but these summer memories of camaraderie and team work will live on.
My actual best friend’s name is Keith, but this sambal chicken skewer recipe lives on a similar level of camaraderie.
Whether the camaraderie and shedding of blood among the SDF fighting ISIS in Syria will give rise to a democratic, pluralistic Syria remains to be seen.
The feeling binding these wildly disparate factions together was the camaraderie that comes from patriotic rebellion against the old order.
Danielle Ripkey started implementing changes on the first day of summer camp in June to create a sense of camaraderie among the athletes.
Loyal communities form, a camaraderie that Arnold experienced firsthand.
Where Harbach champions the camaraderie of a college-baseball team, Habash focuses on the individuality and isolation of a single wrestler.
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Get Friendly With the History of camaraderie
Camaraderie made its first appearance in English in the middle of the 19th century. It comes from camarade, the French word whose Middle French ancestor was also the source for our word comrade. In Middle French, camarade was used to mean "roommate," "companion," or "a group sleeping in one room." It derived by way of Old Spanish from the Late Latin camera, or camara, meaning "chamber." We also have the word comradery, which means the same thing as camaraderie but did not take the same etymological route as its synonym. That word, formed by attaching the -ry suffix (as found in wizardry and citizenry) to comrade, didn't appear in English until almost 40 years after camaraderie.
Origin and Etymology of camaraderie
First Known Use: 1840See Words from the same year
Synonymsbrotherhood, companionship, community, company, comradery, comradeship, fellowship, society
Related Wordsamity, benevolence, cordiality, friendliness, friendship, goodwill, kindliness; civility, comity, concord, harmony, rapport; charity, generosity; affinity, compassion, empathy, sympathy; chumminess, familiarity, inseparability, intimacy, nearness; affection, devotion, fondness, love
Near Antonymsforlornness, loneliness, lonesomeness
CAMARADERIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of camaraderie for English Language Learners
: a feeling of good friendship among the people in a group
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