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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Duality; The state of being 2.

Usage examples (17)
  • Simpson continued to struggle with the "twoness" described by W.E.B. Du Bois in "The Souls of Black Folk" nearly a century ago -- the higher he reached for trappings of...
  • But the sick person either never develops his identity, or else cannot tolerate his "twoness," or separation.
  • W.E.B. Du Bois named it when he wrote of a "twoness of being" in Souls of Black Folk.
  • But -- with a "twoness of being" that DuBois probably didn't imagine when he coined the term -- it was a deeply conflicted moment. for more
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