na·​tion·​hood | \ ˈnā-shən-ˌhu̇d How to pronounce nationhood (audio) \

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Examples of nationhood in a Sentence

the early days of U.S. nationhood The colonists showed a strong desire for nationhood.
Recent Examples on the Web Spain had to come to terms with Simon Bolivar and the growing sense of nationhood in Latin America. Frank Lavin, Forbes, 7 June 2022 The idea that Ukrainians aren’t a real people and that Ukrainian nationhood is an artificial construct has long been mainstream in Russian culture, literature and politics—including among liberal luminaries like Brodsky, who died in 1996. Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2022 For a few decades after the end of British rule, modernism seemed the best way to project an idea of cosmopolitanism and independence and, for some, a progressive, secular vision of nationhood. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, 17 May 2022 Firstly, my people have fought long for our right to nationhood. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 28 Apr. 2022 In the ashes of his country’s Napoleonic humiliations, Fichte promoted German language, culture and nationhood as the pillars of a spiritual empire. Jeffrey Collins, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 The appeal was to our senses of identity and nationhood, and the threats that exist to undermine them. Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2022 In the latter, the persistence of essentially colonial laws and attitudes toward nationhood has entrenched the legal, territorial, and political subordination of non-Jewish citizens and inhabitants. Fara Dabhoiwala, The New York Review of Books, 1 July 2021 Today, all togetherness shredded, Ukraine burns, bludgeoned by the invading army Mr. Putin sent to prove his conviction that Ukrainian nationhood is a myth. New York Times, 26 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of nationhood

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nationhood was in 1843

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“Nationhood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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