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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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In Yellowstone’s world, oneness with nature is a measure of not moral goodness, but a more pragmatic brand of merit. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 16 Nov. 2022 Moreover, if humans are social creatures, why do many hermits report feelings of profound peace, freedom, and oneness arising from a life bereft of social interaction? Chris Wheatley, Longreads, 21 Aug. 2014 In general, Jackson’s ethos revolves around a spirituality rooted in kindness, gratitude, and oneness. Pamela Chelin, SPIN, 25 Aug. 2022 Referring to a passage in the Book of Revelation, when Christ perceives that his skin is multihued, Mr. Miles said the rainbow was a symbol of humanity’s oneness. New York Times, 12 Mar. 2022 The mountain beckoned me with a concentration of adventurous western spirit and a oneness with wilderness, reasons that draw so many to great open spaces. Andrew J. Bernstein, Outside Online, 4 Mar. 2022 Most people who try Bufo describe a feeling of oceanic boundlessness, of oneness with the universe. Alex Kuczynski, Town & Country, 20 Jan. 2022 The runner’s high transported me to a Buddhist aware- ness of the oneness of everything. Brodie Ramin, Outside Online, 30 Aug. 2021 Thank you for being a fan, and your oneness, and your caring. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 1 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 7 Dec. 2022.

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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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