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 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 Griffin’s effortlessly warm and engaging writing merges personal memoir with history in a way that emphasizes the oneness of the fabric of humanity. Arielle Gray, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Oct. 2021 Peer-support meetings are held every day, providing an intimacy and sense of oneness in the small student body that can be hard to come by in traditional high schools. oregonlive, 3 Nov. 2021 Ego death, a sense of oneness with the universe, a release from the illusion of the self. Natan Ponieman, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 See More

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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 27 Jun. 2022.

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