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If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.
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From Old French societe (French: société).

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society

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societ

society (societ)
  1. (countable) A long-standing group of people sharing cultural aspects such as language, dress, norms of behavior and artistic forms.
    This society has been known for centuries for its colorful clothing and tight-knit family structure.
  2. (countable) A group of people who meet from time to time to engage in a common interest.
    It was then that they decided to found a society of didgeridoo-playing unicyclists.
  3. (countable) The sum total of all voluntary interrelations between individuals.
  4. (uncountable) The people of one’s country or community taken as a whole.
    It’s not for society to decide whether I can play the didgeridoo in my own home.
    He thinks that the fact that this child grew up to be a murderer is the fault of society.
  5. (uncountable) high society.
    Smith was first introduced into society at the Duchess of Grand Fenwick's annual rose garden party.
  6. (law) A number of people joined by mutual consent to deliberate, determine and act a common goal.

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