One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Cut off by the Delaware River on the northeast and the bay on the west, the people developed a spirit of separateness and self-conscious identity.’
- ‘Through acts of self-giving or charity, one loses the illusion of the separateness of the self.’
- ‘Of course, this is a common phenomenon all over the world, as language is a powerful means to assert group identity and separateness from the dominant culture.’
- ‘Children are left uninterrupted, undistracted, unbothered; their distinctness and separateness are respected.’
- ‘Because their patriotism was often expressed collectively, many groups remained distinct and conscious of their identity and separateness.’
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