nationality

[ nash-uh-nal-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF nationality
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NATIONALITY

They at least will understand that scholarship knows no nationality.

"Don't even know her name or nationality," he confessed to himself after a while.

He once had been friendly with all his intelligent neighbors, no matter what their nationality.

The problems of nationality are wrapped up in the problems of personality.

But the simple measure of nationality is severely natural and elemental.

The sense of nationality is but an enlarged sense of personality.

They forget, also, that nationality is not a fixed and immovable quantity.

The principle of nationality is emerging from the tortuous confusion of the ages.

The varieties of nationality, costume and color are striking in the extreme.

After breakfast was over, however, I got a clue to her nationality.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, "national quality," from national + -ity (in some usages perhaps from French nationalité. As "fact of belonging to or being a citizen of a particular state," from 1828, gradually shading into "race, ethnicity." Meaning "separate existence as a nation" is recorded from 1832. Related: Nationalities.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR NATIONALITY

ethnicity

nounethnic background
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