one·​ness | \ ˈwən-nəs How to pronounce oneness (audio) \

Definition of oneness

: the quality or state or fact of being one: such as

Examples of oneness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This tradition — of a moment of oneness and national pride — continued after the war. Mark Dvorak, Star Tribune, "Why we veterans must protest national anthem protests," 15 Sep. 2020 Find oneness while also retaining your own individuality. Tarot Astrologers,, "Daily horoscope for September 10, 2020," 10 Sep. 2020 The games matter, and money is driving everything during this pandemic, but the thing that happens when people get together in the name of sports — that spirit of oneness — is more impactful than any championship. Joseph Goodman |, al, "Week 1 gave us something more important than college football," 6 Sep. 2020 Like it or not, this is the reality of our oneness. Yuli Yang, CNN, "Opinion: A love letter to Wuhan, from a heartbroken local watching from abroad," 5 Feb. 2020 The bid to marry success and self-actualization with spirituality is nothing if not ambitious, though tonal oneness proves elusive. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical': Theater Review," 8 Nov. 2019 Look through your abode for twoness instead of oneness. Charli Penn, Essence, "How Can I Manifest More Love Into My Life?," 23 Oct. 2019 Kusama has spent a lifetime crafting her own escape to a place beyond the beyond, where cruelty and pain are vaporized amid a cosmic oneness of beauty and love., "That might not be the story at the top of your mind standing in line to see “Love Is Calling,” Kusama’s 2013 infinity mirror room," 20 Sep. 2019 To promote this vision of divine oneness and social equality, Guru Nanak created institutions and religious practices. Simran Jeet Singh, The Conversation, "Why Sikhs wear a turban and what it means to practice the faith in the United States," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of oneness

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Oneness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of oneness

: the state of being completely united with or a part of someone or something

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