To see details on the word
please enable javascript.


The songs worked better individually than as a cohesive whole.
  well integrated
 Mark word for later review on this computer
cohesive cohesiveness cohesively
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary -®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
  • The songs worked better individually than as a cohesive whole.
  • The players may not be the best in the league, but the team plays best as a cohesive unit.
  • ...Madrid’s tragedy reminds us of the need that ever more cohesive action by the European Union and the international community must achieve efficient and swift results in uprooting terrorism...
    Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
  • a cohesive organization

  • Show more
  • He may not possess an over-riding sense of personal consistency or cohesiveness. He may feel more insubstantial than substantial, and unable to assume that the stuff he is made of is genuine, good, valuable. And he may feel his self as partially divorced from his body.
    The Divided Self  --  R. D. Laing(retrieved 03/26/08)
  • I’m breathing so heavily I can barely form a cohesive sentence.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • On my computer, I scoured the Internet for laws dealing with art theft but the fragments I turned up were all over the map, and did not provide any kind of relevant or cohesive view.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • What Pari had always wanted from her mother was the glue to bond together her loose, disjointed scraps of memory, to turn them into some sort of cohesive narrative.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Under Mr. Dantzler, the Big Store became a source of town cohesiveness and a social gathering spot.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • The discipline of an immortal tradition has served here as a cohesive factor in evolving a structure whose beauty can reach, simply and lucidly, the heart of every man in the street.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

  • Show more again
  • More than that, he was one of those responsible for the organization of the G.A.R. as a cohesive and potent force in the national life.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • The remaining spellcasters Eragon worked with to establish a clear chain of command-he appointed Trianna his lieutenant and let her ensure that his orders were carried out-and to weld their disparate personalities into a cohesive fighting unit.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Scott Fischer’s team was a congenial and cohesive group; most of Pittman’s teammates took her idiosyncrasies in stride and seemed to have little trouble accepting her into their midst.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Behind her glasses the weak, troubled eyes of the matron had a harried, jellied look, as if she were trying to force them to something beyond their physical cohesiveness.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Perhaps three hundred dwarves sat hunched over them, intent on their work as they strove to fit the shards together into a cohesive whole.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Almost as hard as sitting around the dinner table like we’re a cohesive family unit.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Through acts of literal imitation—such as today appear only on the children’s playground (or in the madhouse)—an effective annihilation of the human ego was accomplished and society achieved a cohesive organization.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I had to get to Shay and put a solitary, cohesive thought in his head, one that I hoped he could retain long enough to take to the witness stand.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Our object is to unite all the manifestations of the New Era into one cohesive whole—New Thought, Christian Science, Theosophy, Vedanta, Bahaism, and the other sparks from the one New Light.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • It had been Lin’s contention that the writing was on the wall —the Great Wall, perhaps — and that a superior special intelligence force manned by the colony’s own could well be its first line of defence in the years leading up to 1997, and, in the event of a takeover, its first line of cohesive resistance afterwards.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • In his spare time Bloom had organized the ushers, checkers, and refreshment sellers into a more efficient, cohesive structure that greatly increased the theater’s profits and his own salary.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Anyone that incapable of cohesive language could very well be crashing-another way of saying Robyn is definitely still using, but might be out at the moment, a sentence worse than death for a regular tweaker.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • Thousands of men, dwarves, and Urgals milled about before Belatona’s eastern gate, as well as within the city itself, arguing and shouting as the Varden tried to organize itself into a cohesive unit.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • The next week we continued on a roll as cohesive units on both offense and defense and beat Florida Atlantic in a game that was a tune-up for the Florida State Seminoles’ visit to our place the next week.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • But after a time, she decided that the internal cohesiveness of things might serve to hold the universe together for another hour or so; and such being the case, she thought it advisable to bring the matter of the imminent Yuga to the attention of someone better suited to cope with it.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • That she had been near death from tuberculosis, that the violent and garrulous Sheba had married an old man, who had begotten two children and was now about to die, that the whole little family, powerful in cohesive fidelity, were nursing their great sores in privacy, building up before the sharp eyes and rattling tongues of young boys a barrier of flimsy pretense and evasion, numbed him with a sense of unreality.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Whatever you said about my dad, you couldn’t say he didn’t have a cohesive world view.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Rushing Eragon forward, Rhunon had him transport the glowing brick of clay-covered steel to the anvil, where she seized a hammer and welded the disparate flakes of brightsteel into a cohesive whole.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Now it can be seen—growing throughout the world—not as a chaos of individual fancies, but as a cohesive, organized discipline which makes severe demands upon the artist, among them the demand to subordinate himself to the collective nature of his craft.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Struggling to weld a cohesive whole out of the fragmented accounts he had heard from various people, Eragon said, "So then . Brom met with Jeod, and once he was convinced the tunnel was real, he arranged for one of the Varden to attempt to steal the three dragon eggs Galbatorix was holding in Uru’baen.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • a cohesive agent
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   cohesive [7] , coherent [1] , cohere [9]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Engineering, Human Behavior, Science
Home . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading