the proper word
which is the proper word to say sense of belonging
"My English teacher advocated a list of synonyms for belonging - you should formulate one. For your specific case, a "sense of inclusion" could work as a simple substitution. If you want to be more grandiose, try (if it's for a girl): "she had an innate feeling, that swept through every vein and every cell in her body, that told her only one thing: there indeed was a perfect place for her to be at the point in time - her place was here, the time was now".
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This is difficult to answer without an understanding of the context -- a sense of belonging to what? For instance, comardarie is a sense of "mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together."
However, if you are searching for a general term that means a sense of belonging, perhaps your best choice is "sense of belonging." Sanjay's "sense of inclusion" also works.
Sanjay, the question concerns "belonging" -- as in a close and intimate relationship -- not "belongings," meaning possessions.
|link comment||answered Jul 23 '12 at 18:14 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow|
Tommi, sense of belonging is a very good descriptive phrase. I cannot think of a word that would replace this phrase. Perhaps in context we could see why you are looking to change it. Can you post the sentence that you want to write?
|link comment||answered Jul 23 '12 at 18:31 Patty T Grammarly Fellow|
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