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They are a close-knit homogeneous group.
  consisting of elements that are all of the same or similar kind
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homogeneity homogeneous homogenous homogeneously
Strongly Associated with:   heterogeneous
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  • They are a close-knit homogeneous group.
  • Many worry that large companies are destroying individual cultures and creating a homogeneous world devoid of local flavor and interest.
  • It is ironic that while increased travel has made the world’s people more homogeneous, it has made communities less so.
  • Scientists believe that all dogs arose from a fairly homogeneous population of wolves about 10,000 years ago.

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  • Homogenized milk is named as such because it is processed so its cream stays mixed throughout the milk, rather than being left to settle at the top; i.e., there is one type of milk left instead of two.
  • They thrilled at discovering regional variations in art which they found a refreshing change from the homogeneous mainstream.
  • the current pastor, said a multinational congregation presents all sorts of problems that a more homogenous church would not.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The uniform pounding of feet in my ears and the homogeneity of the people around me makes me believe that I could choose this.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • The pristine campus and well-dressed kids had stunned me on my first visit—the Bronx was not the homogenous ghetto I thought it was.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Even at the conference in Princeton, which was a highly homogenous group of people of similar age, education, and income — who were all, with a few exceptions, in the same profession — the range was enormous.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point

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  • Well, because Iceland has this incredibly homogenous population, most of the residents have roots many centuries back on the island.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • A large rambling wood and stucco house of the nondescript variety erected, I should imagine, sometime before or just after the First World War, it would have faded into the homely homogeneity of other large nondescript dwellings that bordered on Prospect Park had it not been for its striking—its overwhelming—pinkness.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Not only in the sense that the stars as we see them are echoes of events that occurred light-years distant in time and space: everything up there and indeed everything down here is a fossil, a leftover from the first picoseconds of creation, when the universe crystallized out from the primal homogeneous plasma.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Instead of rambling, this party had preserved a dignified homogeneity, and assumed to itself the function of representing the staid nobility of the country-side — East Egg condescending to West Egg, and carefully on guard against its spectroscopic gayety.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The men are not homogeneous, as I first thought.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • From one end to the other, it was homogeneous and compact.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • But he quickly grew weary of the homogeneous population at the small, unworldly campus, and transferred to the more diverse University of South Dakota, in Vermillion, on a GI scholarship.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Of course, we could not count the dead, because they did not exist as individuals, but merely as homogeneous protoplasm, with alloys of iron and buttons.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • I found them a merry sight, the kind of homogeneous presence that makes people smile at airports.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • All social struggle is evidenced by the rise, first of economic, then of social classes, among a homogeneous population.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • The stag line is a most homogeneous mass of men.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Ultimately he was reduced well-nigh to a homogeneous sop, and the dyes of his clothes trickled down and stood in a pool at the foot of the ladder.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • And then on another occasion around that time, I remember his instructing me to cease giving donations to a particular local charity which regularly came to the door on the grounds that the management committee was ’more or less homogeneously Jewish’.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • And I am more and more convinced that it will be possible to demonstrate the homogeneous origin of all the tissues.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • But nothing should come out; and happily for his side of the case, the dirty rags, however pieced together, could not, without considerable difficulty, be turned into a homogeneous grievance.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • The scene was strangely homogeneous, in that the vale, the upland, the barrow, and the figure above it amounted only to unity.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Imagine us, an assortment of homogeneous scarecrows,I wont say hungry because to a woman, lady or female either, below Mason’s and Dixon’s in this year of grace 1865, that word would be sheer redundancy, like saying that we were breathing.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • A course that lay between undue clemency and excessive rigour: the dispensation in a heterogeneous society of arbitrary classes, incessantly rearranged in terms of greater and lesser social inequality, of unbiassed homogeneous indisputable justice, tempered with mitigants of the widest possible latitude but exactable to the uttermost farthing with confiscation of estate, real and personal, to the crown.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • In order to become majestic, it should be viewed from some vantage point, as it rolls its slow and long array through the centre of a wide plain, or the stateliest public square of a city; for then, by its remoteness, it melts all the petty personalities, of which it is made up, into one broad mass of existence,—one great life,—one collected body of mankind, with a vast, homogeneous spirit animating it.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • He bethought himself that persons, in her view, were simple and homogeneous organisms, and that he, for his own part, was too perverted a representative of the nature of man to have a right to deal with her in strict reciprocity.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • While cities in the East expanded through immigration and became more diverse, Los Angeles became more homogenous and white.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • When one day is like every other, then all days are like one, and perfect homogeneity would make the longest life seem very short, as if it had flown by in a twinkling.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Because of this— and because of the steady flow of NFL coaches into college football—college football became more homogenous, and less distinguishable from the game played in the NFL.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • When I answered, "I don’t," they looked at me uncomfortably, as though they had just stumbled upon something unspeakably subversive going on in well-ordered, homogeneous, conformist Boca Raton.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • He bethought himself that persons, in her view, were simple and homogeneous organisms, and that he, for his own part, was too perverted a representative of the nature of man to have a right to deal with her in strict reciprocity.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • The population of New England increased rapidly; and whilst the hierarchy of rank despotically classed the inhabitants of the mother-country, the colony continued to present the novel spectacle of a community homogeneous in all its parts.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Unlike other forms of insuranceespecially whole life insurance, which is a far more complicated financial instrument—term life policies are fairly homogeneous: any given thirty-year, guaranteed policy for $1 million is essentially identical to the next.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • In reality the Montenegro was a stone’s throw away-down the Smolensky Boulevard, along the Novinsky, and halfway up Sa-dovaia Street-but the savage frost and fog separated space into disconnected fragments, as if space were not homogeneous the world over.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • …the peculiarity of their topographical position; by their individual weakness and insignificancy; by the fear of powerful neighbors, to one of which they were formerly subject; by the few sources of contention among a people of such simple and homogeneous manners; by their joint interest in their dependent possessions; by the mutual aid they stand in need of, for suppressing insurrections and rebellions, an aid expressly stipulated and often required and afforded; and by the necessity…
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • It tears down its history with wrecking balls, and builds something bland and homogenized in its place.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • When Langdon taught his students about archetypal hybrids, he used the example of fairy tales, which were recounted across generations and exaggerated over time, borrowing so heavily from one another that they evolved into homogenized morality tales with the same iconic elements—virginal damsels, handsome princes, impenetrable fortresses, and powerful wizards.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Our experience demonstrated once again that American speech is not being homogenized by media influence, but precisely the reverse.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Homogeneous grouping may be the prime suspect.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • There’s nothing like a fixed and relatively homogenous group, exposed to the same factors—and a group you can study over time.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • It was not then merely a handsome city; it was a homogeneous city, an architectural and historical product of the Middle Ages, a chronicle in stone.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Crime was rising, and newer suburbs farther from town were roomier and more ethnically homogenous.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Until relatively recently, Clarkston had been a homogenous, white southern town, situated on 1.1 square miles of Georgia clay about thirteen miles east of downtown Atlanta.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • But it is no less important to the existence of the nation that these several powers should have the same origin, should follow the same principles, and act in the same sphere; in a word, that they should be correlative and homogeneous.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • He thought how much easier patriotism had been to a homogeneous race, how much easier it would have been to fight as the Colonies fought, or as the Confederacy fought.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Tucker, like Clarkston at the time, was a typically homogenous white southern town.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
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