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  • But I enjoyed your anecdote, and I would quite agree that the chattering techmonkeys are all too free with their with -isms and -alities.

    Apple announces record profits of $6bn as Steve Jobs hails 'phenomenal' sales

  • The outgrowth of that healing event was the creation of Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace ( "ICUJP"), which has been the center of my personal efforts since September 11 to contribute to greater understanding and lasting reconciliation between people of all nation alities and beliefs.

    Stephen Rohde: Finding Spirituality and Solidarity in the Interfaith Community

  • Listening to music played by the town band was a popular form of amusement in the Edwardian period and most municip­alities thought the money would be well spent.

    Australian Bandstands in the Federation Era

  • Closer inspection of the bordereau would reveal a multiplicity of person-alities inflicted on the documents or document and some prevision of virtual crime or crimes might be made by anyone unwary enough before any suitable occasion for it or them had so far managed to happen along.

    Finnegans Wake

  • I need only tell you that the elder Mr. V anstone, with many excellent qu alities, was a man of fierce and intractable temper.

    No Name

  • Petty feuds, selfish interests, and short-sighted person - alities stymied him completely.

    Ilse Witch

  • The picture, though slightly coloured by the person - alities of the fact-relaters, is fairly true.

    Elric At The End of Time

  • They had to complement one another or they would not have been put together to form a crew, nec - essarily living closely during the voyage; their person - alities were so related as to assure the least possible friction.

    Breed to Come

  • M. Kallen in articles published in 1915, and in 1924 in Culture and Democracy in the United States, cultural pluralism is projected as an ideal multiplicity in union, the right to be different, the orchestration of differ - ences, the creative interaction of coexisting loyalties — “the union of the different,” “a federation of nation - alities,” a federation “sustained ... by their equality and by the free trade between these different equals. ...”


  • Great person alities of the past were to be presented to the reader as models worthy of imitation.



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  • I find no dictionary that defines "alities." All of the usage examples on this page are instances of the string's occurrence as part of a longer word. The presumed singular, ality, is defined in some places (including Wordnik and the OED) as a suffix. In the quote attributed to Dierdre Shaw "alities" is almost certainly a typo.

    December 15, 2016

  • "Sharing food, cooking skills, conversation and good company. These are the very alities that we found in evidence in Glasgow’s growing community garden movement." Deirdre Shaw is Professor of Marketing and Consumer Research, University of Glasgow.

    December 15, 2016