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

Examples of oneness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The oneness is also integral to the paintings’ defining idea. Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2021 Synchronicity is when two physically unrelated events express a deeper common oneness. Elizabeth Bernstein, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2021 Ramakrishna’s version of Vedanta, known as Advaita Vedanta, proclaimed the oneness of God. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Aug. 2021 In less than a decade, McAfee ascended to yoga teacher, leading workshops on peace, light, truth and oneness. Dennis Wagner, The Arizona Republic, 23 June 2021 There’s a certain oneness that comes with getting lost among a sea of sweaty beings. Katie Bain, Billboard, 18 June 2021 This sense of oneness or Samadhi reveals a boundless aspect to our being and reframes leadership to the bigness of Zen Leadership. Ginny Whitelaw, Forbes, 2 June 2021 And this was the oneness that linked man to man, in life or death. Gene Seymour, CNN, 26 May 2021 Yo-Yo Ma expresses a oneness between the music, the instrument and the human being that connects all of it. Smithsonian Magazine, 14 May 2021

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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 19 Sep. 2021.

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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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