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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • pro. Used to indicate a reciprocal relationship or reciprocal actions among the members of the set referred to by the antecedent, often with the implication that the actions are temporally ordered: The students help one another. The waiters followed one another into the room. See Usage Note at each other.

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  • pro. Used of a reciprocal relationship among a group of two or more people or things; compare each other.

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Examples

  • It was a rawly sweet kiss that healed the hurt they had inflicted on one another and gave birth to a stronger love.

    The Second Time

  • All across the neighborhood, young and old had taken to the roofs and were celebrating and waving to one another in a gregarious manner they would never repeat on the grimier streets below.

    Miss Misery

  • According to Fritsch, owing to the universal fertility of crosses among mankind, the contact of the main stocks with one another and with the protomorphic races gave rise at the points of contact to the metamorphic races.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • St. Paul represents the Ephesian Christians, to all seeming, psalmodizing, one choir answering the other; "Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and psalmodizing [psallontes] in your hearts to the Lord, giving thanks [eucharistountes] always for all things"

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • In the first months of the season, the Sox raced to a fourteen-game lead over the Yankees, who bickered and fought with one another as they had the year before.

    The Greatest Game

  • A trio of do-ragged black guys swept down the sidewalk like a wave, smoking Newports, pushing one another and throwing noisemakers down at their feet as they walked, pop-pop-pop.

    Miss Misery

  • The League of Corinth would happily be forgotten and all the Hellenic cities could go back to squabbling with one another as they had since time immemorial.

    Alexander the Great

  • They further undertake to assist one another with all political, economic and military means, if one of the three Contracting Parties is attacked by a Power at present not involved in the European war or in the Chinese-Japanese conflict.

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • If so, he would have learned of a remarkable similarity between Babylonian creation myths, with their stories of successive generations of gods battling one another for control of the universe, and the tales he had read in the Greek poet Hesiod of Cronos castrating his father, only to be violently displaced in time by his own son Zeus.

    Alexander the Great

  • In those more northerly regions of Europe which now began to embrace Christianity, village churches remote from one another had to be provided, and though many no doubt were founded and maintained by the bishops themselves (cf. Fustel de Coulanges, "La monarchie franque", 517) the religious centres, which became the parishes of a later date, developed in most cases out of the private oratories of the landowners and thegns.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

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