oneness

noun

one·​ness ˈwən-nəs How to pronounce oneness (audio)
: the quality or state or fact of being one: such as
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Examples of oneness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Through it all, the rabbis and imam maintain faith in the ties that bound Judaism and Islam together: a common origin in the Middle East through Abraham; a tradition of strict monotheism emphasizing the oneness of God; a reverence for biblical and Quranic shared prophets from Isaac to Moses. Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 Users have described varied experiences, from vivid geometric shapes, patterns, and colors to a sense of oneness with the universe. Claire Rush and Gene Johnson, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Oct. 2023 Users have described varied experiences, from vivid geometric shapes, patterns and colors to a sense of oneness with the universe. Claire Rush, Fortune, 26 Oct. 2023 For roughly six hours, adults over 21 can experience what many users describe as vivid geometric shapes, a loss of identity and a oneness with the universe. Andrew Selsky, Fortune Well, 15 Sep. 2023 Each of these passages from the New and Old Testaments speaks to married couples about their relationships, from its origins in Genesis to the oneness articulated in the gospels to the love poetry in Song of Songs. Ashley Leath, Country Living, 26 Aug. 2023 Popular angel numbers include 1111, which can represent oneness with other people and the universe, and 333, which encourages taking action in your life. Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 31 July 2023 There was a sense of community on the team and a oneness and respect for each other in driving toward success. Goldie Chan, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2023 This revered sacrament of Communion is meant to signify what the word means: with oneness, with unity. Father Edward Beck, CNN, 19 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oneness was before the 12th century

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“Oneness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oneness. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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oneness

noun
one·​ness ˈwən-nəs How to pronounce oneness (audio)
: the quality, state, or fact of being one
our oneness with the rest of humanity

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