common fate


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Noun1.common fate - a Gestalt principle of organization holding that aspects of perceptual field that move or function in a similar manner will be perceived as a unit
Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organization - a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization
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Amind the throng of a London street we distinguish a man, now waxing elderly, with few characteristics to attract careless observers, yet bearing, in his whole aspect, the handwriting of no common fate, for such as have the skill to read it.
Is not the kindred of a common fate a closer tie than that of birth?
It needed, in particular, a constant repetition of a phrase to the effect that he shared the common fate, found it best of all, and wished for no other; and by repeating such phrases he acquired punctuality and habits of work, and could very plausibly demonstrate that to be a clerk in a solicitor's office was the best of all possible lives, and that other ambitions were vain.
There remained only his memory and his Intended--and I wanted to give that up too to the past, in a way,--to surrender personally all that remained of him with me to that oblivion which is the last word of our common fate.
Such stillness and composure reigned within the orderly precincts of the old red wall that even the feathers hung in garlands to scare the birds hardly stirred; and the wall had such a ripening influence that where, here and there high up, a disused nail and scrap of list still clung to it, it was easy to fancy that they had mellowed with the changing seasons and that they had rusted and decayed according to the common fate.
The last words of the actor before he was censored were, "We are sharing a common fate in this country.
Egypt, the depository of traditions of incalculable antiquity, had submitted, after a brief and determined struggle, to the common fate of nations, and the banners of Islam floated in triumph from the towers of Alexandria and Memphis.
NNA - Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri's media bureau issued on Saturday a press release: "The martyrdom of a number of soldiers from the Kingdom of Bahrain in the battle to defend Arab dignity, on the Saudi-Yemeni border, is the definitive proof of the common fate between the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council and its people, which are facing the conspiracy to destabilize Arab countries and to set sectarian and ethnic fires between people of the same religion.
Yazigi asserted that the relation between Iran and Syria is built on principled stances and common fate, adding that Owhadi's visit aims at putting new and good bases for the tourist cooperation between the two counties.
Commenting on the issue, Qatar's Al Sharq daily said that relations between the UAE and Qatar are strong and [both countries share] a common fate.
Early child marriage was a common fate for about 13 percent of teen and pre-teen Syrian girls before the war, and is even higher among Syrian refugees now due to financial need and safety issues.