community of interests


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Noun1.community of interests - agreement as to goals; "the preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests"
accord, agreement - harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; "the two parties were in agreement"
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Under such conditions no RAPPROCHEMENT was to be looked for, and an utter indifference, founded at best on ignorance, took the place of family affection--even on community of interests. It was only due to the watchfulness of the lawyers that the birth of this new heir was ever made known.
Sir Charles was a retiring man, but the chance of his illness brought us together, and a community of interests in science kept us so.
Though the long period of a Southern whaling voyage (by far the longest of all voyages now or ever made by man), the peculiar perils of it, and the community of interest prevailing among a company, all of whom, high or low, depend for their profits, not upon fixed wages, but upon their common luck, together with their common vigilance, intrepidity, and hard work; though all these things do in some cases tend to beget a less rigorous discipline than in merchantmen generally; yet, never mind how much like an old Mesopotamian family these whalemen may, in some primitive instances, live together; for all that, the punctilious externals, at least, of the quarter-deck are seldom materially relaxed, and in no instance done away.
The tragic circumstance which strengthened and consecrated their natural community of interest had, one might think, something to do with the far-reaching pensiveness even of their most humorous writing, touching often the deepest springs of pity and awe, as the way of the highest humour is--a way, however, very different from that of the humorists of the eighteenth century.
A panic in a crowd, which partakes of a sort of community of interest, is not so terrible as a panic when one is by oneself; and such a panic I now suffered.
In 1876 the age of specialization and community of interest was in its dawn.
Morgan so potent, though, it may be added, they need his brains more than he needs their votes--at present, and the combination of the two constitutes in large measure the 'community of interest.'

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