Definitions for: Joining

[n] the act of bringing two things into contact; "the joining of hands around the table"

Synonyms: connection, connexion

See Also: adjunction, approximation, articulation, attachment, bringing close together, change of integrity, coming upon, concatenation, convergence, convergency, converging, encounter, fastening, interconnection, intersection, junction

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Famous Quotes Containing Joining:

There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology, according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God, according to the Bible.

-- Paul Ricoeur (French Philosopher)

Joining Yes was one of those stupid things that you do sometimes. It was one of the two or three times in my life that I've done something that I knew was wrong.

-- Trevor Horn (English Musician)

On some level, now, we are joining the larger world and realizing that we are connected with people in these very scary ways, sometimes. What happened recently in Spain affects us here and brings questions up. It is too bad that people have to be shaken up in that way.

-- Edwidge Danticat (Haitian Author)

Androgyny refers to a specific way of joining the 'masculine' and 'feminine' aspects of a single human being.

-- June Singer (American Scientist)

Romania and Bulgaria were particularly irresponsible. If they wanted to diminish their chances of joining Europe they could not have found a better way.

-- Jacques Chirac (French Statesman)

I am joining the government not from the academic position but from St. Petersburg city council.

-- Anatoly Chubais (Russian Politician)

It's more fun to watch without joining in.

-- Lionel Blue (British Clergyman)

For many years I was engaged in journalism, writing articles and chronicles for the daily press without ever joining the staff of any newspaper.

-- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen (Danish Author)

But I'm not worried about seeking out the approval of others - that high school thing of joining the club.

-- Stephan Jenkins (American Musician)

I can't tell you how scary it can be walking onto a movie and suddenly joining this family, it's like going to somebody else's Christmas dinner, everyone knows everyone, and you're there and you're not quite sure what you're supposed to be doing.

-- John Cleese (English Actor)

So when they have Mourinho and Benitez joining the Premiership they should say it's good for us, maybe these guys have something new to give.

-- Jose Mourinho (Portuguese Coach)

Joining another big time rock band was the last thing I was looking for, but as the tour went on, I really dug playing to a lot of people, the band sounded great, and just being out there again, got me over my depression and so I decided to hop on board.

-- Matt Cameron (American Musician)

These were all middle-class kids from literary backgrounds, joining this sort of train going by, this pop train, jumping on. Whereas the rest of the rock scene, you'll find that there's mostly working-class people.

-- Kevin Ayers (English Composer)

I learned so much about playing and touring being on the road and in the studio with Jeff, but I'd always played a lot of gigs in Seattle even prior to joining the Fusion.

-- Kenny G (American Musician)

I have been thinking about joining the Peace Corps. That is something that I would absolutely love to do. I think that would be an incredible experience, so that's an avenue that I might want to look at.

-- Lindsey Shaw (American Actress)

'm thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor 'This Week' and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day.

-- Christiane Amanpour (English Journalist)

It was my Mum who got me into singing properly - she knew I had to do something with my voice because she knew I was talented. She was the one who pushed me into joining a choir all those years ago, when I was about 12. I remember she told me to start with the choir and just see where it took me.

-- Susan Boyle (British Musician)

But there are 90 million gun owners in the United States. Only 3.5 million want the insurance and magazines and the various things you get for joining the NRA.

-- Michael D. Barnes (American Politician)

Indeed, we must foster cost-saving competition. And that means joining the marketplace of other industrialized countries - not just for the manufacturers who sell drugs, but for consumers as well.

-- Olympia Snowe (American Politician)

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.

-- Francois Mitterrand (French Statesman)

I'm one of those old-fashioned homosexuals, not one of the newfangled ones who are born joining parades.

-- Nathan Lane (American Actor)

I've matured since joining United, on and off the field.

-- Wayne Rooney (English Athlete)

The joining of the whole congregation in prayer has something exceedingly solemn and affecting in it.

-- Karl Philipp Moritz (German Author)

Slovakia's joining the OECD in 1999 is totally dependent on meeting economic reforms required such as transparency and legislation that permits fair and open conduct of trade and business.

-- John Mica (American Politician)

And what is needed to prevent them from joining gangs was ample recreation for boys as well as girls, jobs and internships for training and money, and assistance to allow their families to live in decent homes.

-- Bobby Scott (American Politician)

I've never been one to say that Britain was joining a happy band of brothers.

-- James Callaghan (English Leader)

So when I told my parents I wanted to go into acting because I was flunking out of my first year of junior college, they were relieved that I had picked something other than joining the army. But I can't imagine how they had high hopes for me.

-- Dustin Hoffman (American Actor)

I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can't play my stuff. It's too complicated.

-- James Brown (American Musician)

Actually John, Paul Rutherford, and Trevor Watts, and several other rather well known English jazz musicians had got their training by joining the Air Force, which was a pretty standard way for people to get some kind of musical education in those days.

-- Evan Parker (British Musician)

And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You're going faster, higher. You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are.

-- Duane G. Carey (American Astronaut)

The Fat Mattress consisted of people I'd played with before joining the 'Experience and it was put together as a song writing situation.

-- Noel Redding (English Musician)

Secretary of State Colin Powell, thank you so much, as always, for joining us this morning.

-- Hannah Storm (American Journalist)

Some of those STINKIN' press people just had to make fun of my decision in joining the show. They also made fun of other choices in my life that I was proud of then and still am now!!!

-- Ruth Buzzi (American Actress)

We can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.

-- Barack Obama (American President)

The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.

-- Steve Buyer (American Politician)

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