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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
Some of that probably comes from winning and some from camaraderie on a knowledgeable team led by crew chief and longtime Sauter family friend Joe Shear Jr.
Aside from the occasional teasing at one another’s expense, there is a real sense of camaraderie in the class.
The goal is to promote health and camaraderie in the workplace, and there is no question there was plenty of fraternizing going on in the tents after the race.
Yet history also shows that camaraderie can alter politics and diplomacy.
Communal cold-water plunges are a great way to build camaraderie–and chase better health.
Along with the camaraderie, there’s always respect.
The camaraderie of the football team starts down there.
There’s plenty of joking, camaraderie, and of course the occasional grating of nerves and clashing of personalities.
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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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