Examples of nationhood in a Sentence
the early days of U.S. nationhood
The colonists showed a strong desire for nationhood.
Recent Examples of nationhood from the Web
Created as a comic series by Jewish American writer-artist Jack Kirby in 1966, the eponymous black superhero represents the resistance to settler-colonial forces—the kinds of forces upon which America’s nationhood was constructed.
Ever since then, American Indians have been repeatedly employed as symbols of nationhood, culture and business.
Border enforcement is one cornerstone of nationhood (as most of the 165 million would acknowledge).
Spain’s Constitutional Court waters down Catalonia’s Statute of Autonomy, removing the reference to nationhood.
In short, with the aim of restoring a sense of community, nationhood, kingship, and hereditary leadership, fascism presented itself as a return to English traditions, not as an alien innovation.
The people who write our books, run our companies, staff our bureaucracies, and teach our kids are the ones whose views on nationhood and American history will prevail, in all their wisdom and folly.
Stalin’s dictatorial and homogenizing empire all but destroyed the cultures of the Black Sea coast, but old questions of ownership and nationhood resurfaced after 1991.
Americans don’t begrudge athletes their free-speech rights—see the popularity of Charles Barkley —but disrespecting the national anthem puts partisanship above a symbol of nationhood that thousands have died for.
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First Known Use of nationhood
NATIONHOOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nationhood for English Language Learners
: the state of being an independent nation
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