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Cohere   /koʊhˈɪr/   Listen
Cohere

verb
(past & past part. cohered; pres. part. cohering)
1.
Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation.  Synonyms: adhere, cleave, cling, stick.  "The label stuck to the box" , "The sushi rice grains cohere"
2.
Cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole.
3.
Have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results.



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"Cohere" Quotes from Famous Books



... "The Prelude" and "The Excursion" he seems striving to bind the wizard Imagination with the sand-ropes of dry disquisition, and to have forgotten the potent spell-word which would make the particles cohere. There is an arenaceous quality in the style which makes progress wearisome. Yet with what splendors as of mountain-sunsets are we rewarded! what golden rounds of verse do we not see stretching heavenward with angels ascending and descending! what haunting ...
— Among My Books • James Russell Lowell

... futile, and that everything, in the best possible of worlds, is inevitably for the best, I think it clear that within recent years an uneasy suspicion has come into being that the principle of authority has been dangerously impaired, and that the social system, if it is to cohere, must be reorganized. So far as my observation has extended, such intuitions are usually not without an adequate cause, and if there be reason for anxiety anywhere, it surely should be in the United States, ...
— The Theory of Social Revolutions • Brooks Adams

... shorter the day the more is the earth bulged at the equator; the more the earth is bulged at the equator the greater is the strain put upon the materials of the earth by the centrifugal force of its rotation. If the earth were to go too fast it would be unable to cohere together; it would separate into pieces, just as a grindstone driven too rapidly is rent asunder with violence. Here, therefore, we discern in the remote past a barrier which stops the present argument. There is a certain critical velocity which is the greatest ...
— The Story of the Heavens • Robert Stawell Ball



Words linked to "Cohere" :   agglutinate, adjoin, touch, mold, hold fast, attach, alter, be, bond, conglutinate, cohesion, meet, cohesive, change, modify, coherent, bind, contact, coherency, stick to



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