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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
Founded in 2014 by fishing guides John Carlson of Phillips and Joel Walczak of Milwaukee, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization gathers vets and volunteers each autumn for four days of fishing and camaraderie in northern Wisconsin.
Most of the players who spoke before the downtown parade at a news conference at Minute Maid Park on Friday channeled a spirit of camaraderie.
Otherwise, Butler memories are more about off-court camaraderie than the games: the bus rides, the joking, the 2009 summer trip to Italy.
But Tim still yearned for another level of male camaraderie.
Wright looks at the coaching camaraderie — the lack of egos in the room.
Faced with a rent spike, Danny Meyer hauled his Union Square Cafe to a new site in N. Y. C., but somehow the easy camaraderie of the place never dropped off the back of the moving van.
Standiford took a break from putting up hurricane shutters at his Miami home to talk about the rise of Key West, the deadly failure to save the vets, and the camaraderie of catastrophe.
The setting, the excitement, the camaraderie, the game and the post game analysis is an event that is truly one of a kind.
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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
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