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 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 Nor was it religious insight, or a feeling of oneness with all humankind. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "I’ve seen plenty of beautiful artworks. But the Matisse Chapel overwhelmed me.," 8 Aug. 2019 There was a cohesiveness, a oneness, between the gospel performers and the congregation. The Rev. Ellin Dize,, "Dize: Never be surprised by the venue God chooses to encapsulate your unsuspecting soul," 16 Aug. 2019 The visual evokes a sense of peace and oneness with nature and each other. Brion O’connor,, "With a focus on ‘peace,’ Dracut woman offers silent meditation hikes," 15 Aug. 2019 Our families, our work, our hearts and minds and days and nights were blissful in their oneness, for the next two decades, until his death. Ann Druyan, National Geographic, "Dear Voyagers: How your billion-year journey carries true love," 10 July 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 3 Jun. 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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