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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
First held in 1980 to heal community wounds inflicted by the killing of a grocery store owner and two teenagers, Youth Day promotes camaraderie and fun via activities devoted to healthful living, education and sports.
Like clockwork, local artists and residents gathered in the cozy environs of The Crush Wine Lounge to sip vino, dine on delectable treats and most importantly, share their love of everything art as well as build camaraderie and friendship.
Indeed, camaraderie and the ability to make your own schedule are often cited as the main perks of the job.
In addition to camaraderie and angling, a raft provides a platform to enjoy wildlife sightings along the river.
Both Turner and the students love the collaboration, camaraderie and critiques everyone contributes while still having a good time.
The firm — as well as recruiters across the country — stress the importance of making personal connections with potential volunteers and focusing on the camaraderie and experiences, not just the cool trucks and equipment.
The infield is a place for camaraderie and joy, and despite the dark clouds, many found reason to return for another year.
The camaraderie and the spirit of everybody pulling for one another was always there.
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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.
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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