nationhood

noun

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

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 In other words, the creation of a Jewish state would necessarily debilitate and collapse all other forms of Jewish identity and Jewish observance in the gravitational vortex of nationhood. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New Yorker, 15 Feb. 2024 To help promote this vision of a more tolerant, modern country driven by a strong sense of nationhood, MBS has unveiled a raft of new initiatives. Bernard Haykel, Foreign Affairs, 12 Feb. 2024 The concept of Ukrainian nationhood, which did not previously exist, was fabricated by the Austro-Hungarian general staff and exported to Tsarist Russia with the aim of weakening its wartime adversary. Noah Rothman, National Review, 9 Feb. 2024 For a long time, the miracle was explained in terms of misty essences like genius or nationhood, though lately art history seems to have grown more modest in its claims. Jackson Arn, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2023 In fact, the very notion of distinct Palestinian nationhood emerged from a Soviet project devised under the banner of national liberation. Daniel Foster, National Review, 30 Nov. 2023 The deal, and the violence, come after thousands of protesters angrily surrounded the Socialist Party headquarters in Madrid in past days and called on Mr. Sánchez not to make a deal with the separatists, whom many conservatives consider an existential threat to Spanish nationhood. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2023 This is a poor country with a weak sense of nationhood, a fragile political system and terrible demographics. Noah Rothman, National Review, 14 Nov. 2023 The original version, published in the print edition of the magazine, makes no mention of Palestinian nationhood. Edward Wong, New York Times, 27 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nationhood. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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