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Definition well integrated
  • The players may not be the best in the league, but the team plays best as a cohesive unit.
  • The songs worked better individually than as a cohesive whole.
  • ...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
  • 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)
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • a cohesive organization
  • a cohesive agent
  • I'm breathing so heavily I can barely form a cohesive sentence.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Under Mr. Dantzler, the Big Store became a source of town cohesiveness and a social gathering spot.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Almost as hard as sitting around the dinner table like we're a cohesive family unit.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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