One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sense of a nation as a cohesive whole, as represented by distinctive traditions, culture, and language.‘his country's lack of an explicit national identity’mass noun ‘the image represents the Queen as an emblem of national identity’
- ‘A sense of national identity had emerged in both countries during the course of the preceding century.’
- ‘Tribalism makes us proud to be who we are and gives us national identity.’
- ‘For many, agriculture and manufacturing comprise a defining part of the American national identity.’
- ‘In the search for a positive national identity, of course there's nostalgia.’
- ‘They are determined to downplay commercialism, glorify their national identity, and put a more human face on these Olympics.’
- ‘'The Outback' and rural Australia have featured prominently in the development of Australia's national identity.’
- ‘National identity is fluid, not fixed.’
- ‘The film is a fascinating examination of national identity and class warfare.’
- ‘Can anyone explain our present obsession with national identity?’
- ‘The song has become a popular expression of national identity among New Zealanders of European descent.’
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