neighborliness love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being neighborly in feelings or acts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being neighborly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The characteristic of being neighborly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a disposition to be friendly and helpful to neighbors


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From neighborly +‎ -ness


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  • They weren't mine, but I do have my faith in neighborliness a bit restored now.

    Breakfast in Bed desayunoencama 2007

  • In the forest he learned charity, sympathy, helpfulness -- in a word neighborliness -- for in that far-off frontier life all the wealth of India, had a man possessed it, could not have bought relief from danger or help in time of need, and neighborliness became of prime importance.

    The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln Helen Nicolay 1910

  • Let's just say that "neighborliness" -- concern for how the region is affected -- isn't even on Mr. Gilligan's radar screen.

    Fault Lines 2008

  • It's called neighborliness, and I wish people would capture the concept. kentuckyliz says:

    The Volokh Conspiracy Orin Kerr 2010

  • (Obama has said that wealthy people - in a spirit of "neighborliness" -- shouldn't mind paying more. Headlines 2008

  • But AOL blocked Microsoft users from sending its customers instant messages, citing Microsoft's unauthorized access to its system, hardly the kind of neighborliness that AOL has been espousing in the cable business.

    The War Of The Wires 2008

  • With the enlarged visions of the universe, with clearer conceptions of our cosmic relations, with the national neighborliness which is now a necessity, the capacity and the quality of the soul must change.

    The Ascent of the Soul Amory H. Bradford

  • Now the coordinates, by themselves, no longer express metric relations, but only the "neighborliness" of the things described, whose coordinates differ but little from one an - other.

    Out Of My Later Years Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 1950

  • "In my view, we'll find a stronger inclination, a higher level of 'neighborliness' and civic engagement, as a result of the economic downturn," predicted John Bridgeland, head of the nonprofit research group.

    Omaha World-Herald > Frontpage 2009

  • Eager though he may be to compel "neighborliness" in others, he has not been nearly so avid about demonstrating it himself.

    Clipmarks | Live Clips 2008


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