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

Definition of oneness

: the quality or state or fact of being one: such as
c : harmony
e : unity, union

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Identifying as a vegan Argentinian has allowed me to acknowledge and further empathize with my ancestors and their oneness with the earth. Amy Quichiz, SELF, "10 Vegans of Color on What Being Vegan Means to Them," 6 Jan. 2019 The Kaaba represents the metaphorical house of God and the oneness of God. Omar Akour, Fox News, "Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage," 19 Aug. 2018 The second study explored how someone’s value system was impacted by belief in oneness. Sean Illing, Vox, "How meditation and psychedelic drugs could reduce political partisanship," 17 Oct. 2018 For a sign who’s perpetually poised to open the floodgates and be carried on a dream cloud of universal oneness, this actually offers a slightly different flavor of fusion. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes September 17-23," 10 Sep. 2016 Overdose: Visions, cosmic oneness, epiphanies about epiphanies. Blanca Myers, WIRED, "A Microguide to Microdosing Psychedelic Drugs," 26 June 2018 Mystics and meditators aim for this sense of oneness with the universe, but Lightman’s just happened. Michael Shermer, New York Times, "Must Science Conflict With Spirituality?," 25 June 2018 Every family has their moments of trauma, heartbreak, separation, love, oneness, tribe, pain, everything. Fox News, "Paris Jackson explains why she missed Janet Jackson's big night at the Billboard Music Awards," 23 May 2018 Every family has their moments of trauma, heartbreak, separation, love, oneness, tribe, pain, everything. Niki Mcgloster,, "The Quick Read: Lena Waithe To Receive Trailblazer Award At 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of oneness

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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