Definitions

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  • noun The quality of being divided.

Etymologies

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divided +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The focus today seems to be on the dividedness in this great country.

    Lisa M. Dietlin: Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- 9/11 Anniversary

  • English readers may find it oddly familiar in its blend of impertinence and incompetence and its complicated dividedness, as of a nation formed from and sustained by mutual dislike: for language and religion read class and location, perhaps.

    Jilted City by Patrick McGuinness

  • Precisely because of the difficulty families have during the daythe dividedness that we live withpositive images or prayer at bedtime make a difference.

    Childhood Unbound

  • In the manner they seek each other out, our kids who know no bounds are urging us to move beyond the dividedness of post-boomer life.

    Childhood Unbound

  • This is the last chance of the day to clear up the unintentional, rushed friction that leads to such dividedness in families; this is the last chance of the day to talk to each other when there is so much noise the rest of the time.

    Childhood Unbound

  • If we are open to it, bedtime communicating can take on that authentic tone children and parents desperately need, the kind that heals the dividedness of the dayand brings out the best, most heartfelt parts of ourselves and our kids.

    Childhood Unbound

  • The alternative, a state with no contradiction or self-dividedness, was fascism, and the full power of the state is in the hands of one person.

    Balkinization

  • Therefore an opening now exists on several levels to heal this kind of dividedness, to help kids authentically engage with parents by understanding exactly what mom and dad do to earn a living, as well as the everyday sacrifices parents willingly make to enrich their kids lives.

    Childhood Unbound

  • The alternative, a state with no contradiction or self-dividedness, was fascism, and the full power of the state is in the hands of one person.

    Balkinization

  • Finding our true-self parent, not that managerial, two-dimensional, or out-of-control parent, will bring out kids better-self from behind the harried disconnection and dividedness of twenty-first century life.

    Childhood Unbound

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