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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Is not the kindred of a common fate a closer tie than that of birth?
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.
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.
When the young soldier regained his recollection, he had the painful certainty before his eyes that a common fate was intended for the whole party.
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 Chinese ambassador to the Sudan has meanwhile described he relations between his country and the Sudan as strategic and strong, expressing his satisfaction over the participation of the Sudanese speaker in the event saying the conference was an important even that contributes in the establishment of a community within common fate of the humanity and formation of a new world, saying his country party is in continued dialogue with international political parties.
At the start of the meeting, al Hashimy welcomed Nasr and her delegation, stressing that the joint co-ordination and co-operation between the two countries in all regional and international issues have reached a prominent level, due to the unified visions and aspirations and common fate of the leadership of both countries.
We will be awaiting Ukraine with a handshake at the entrance to this dead end, to enable us to carry on forwards together on this road to Europe, for which our historic common fate has predestined us, the Minister of Human Capacities declared.
HH the Amir highlighted the deep-rooted historical ties, rapport family relations, and common fate and interests that connect the GCC member states.
His Highness the Amir highlighted the deep-rooted historical ties, rapport family relations, and common fate and interests that connect the GCC member states.
The fateful comet would have whipped around the fiery ball "if it had survived its journey" but it was "torn apart and vaporized by the intense forces near the Sun" - a common fate for most sungrazing comets.