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1‘we can work together for the good of the community’
population, populace, people, citizenry, public, general public, body politic, collective
society, nation, state, country, realm, commonwealth, homeland, fatherland, motherland
residents, inhabitants, citizens
humorous denizens, burghers
2‘East Durham was very much a mining community’
district, region, zone, area, local area, locality, locale, neighbourhood
informal neck of the woods
British informal manor
North American informal hood, nabe, turf
3‘lesbians and gays are not one homogeneous community’
group, section, body, company, set, circle, clique, coterie, ring, band, faction
informal gang, bunch
4‘the monastic community at Canterbury’
brotherhood, sisterhood, fraternity, confraternity, sorority, colony, institution, order, body, circle, association, society, league
5‘they had a harmonious union based on a community of interests’
similarity, similar nature, likeness, sameness, comparability, correspondence, agreement, alignment, parallel, parallelism, closeness, affinity
6‘the community of goods’
joint ownership, common ownership, shared possession
joint liability, joint participation
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