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Definition of "apartness" []

  • The state or quality of being apart. (noun)
  • The result or product of being apart. (noun)

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Use "apartness" in a sentence
  • "Apartheid - literally "apartness" - had been established in 1948 by Afrikaner nationalists with the goal of securing white supremacy and ensuring Afrikaner control of political power."
  • "The word (when I use it to describe the SA regime I shall use italics) refers to separation (lit. "apartness") of "races" in South Africa, but assuredly not on a "separate-but-equal" basis."
  • "There is a desire to bring an end to the charges and countercharges, the guilt and shame, the sense of racial "apartness," and to move toward a world in which people are judged by their personal journeys rather than by the past of the group of which they are members -- by birth and pigmentation."