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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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fraternityfra‧ter‧ni‧ty /frəˈtɜːnəti $ -ɜːr-/ noun (plural fraternities)  1 the teaching/scientific/criminal etc fraternity2 [countable]SSO a club at an American college or university that has only male memberssorority3 [uncountable] formalFRIEND a feeling of friendship between members of a group fraternity between nations
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fraternityBut there is nothing like a shared ordeal to build cohesion, as armies and fraternities have long known.He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and was a past president of the fraternity.The skills he displayed during the riot earned him an Achievement of the Year award from his fraternity.He was, as we have seen, already President of his fraternity.The possibility of people getting to know each other and forging structures of fraternity, and also structures of resistance, disappears.The Nobel prize is awarded to someone who has worked to promote fraternity between nations.The university's fraternities have a reputation for lively parties.There can be no solutions until humanity has learned the meaning of words like co-operation, unselfishness, fraternity and trust.
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