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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALIGN

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And the ways are ironic; is it not conceivable that the two should align in devious fruition?

The national parties were quick to align themselves on this platform.

I sat for a while striving to align my forces to attack this new front.

He levelled his rifle, but could not see the fore-sight, so as to align it with the object.

It had become natural to us in the cabin to align ourselves on one side or the other.

The sights are to enable him to align the barrel of his pistol accurately.

(b) To show how to align the sights properly on the bull's-eye.

Well, he should align the girls' irrigating ditch and then go about his business.

She tried to align him with the hairy-chested heroes of the motion-pictures.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to copulate" (of wolves, dogs), literally "to range (things) in a line," from Middle French aligner, from Old French alignier "set, lay in line," from à "to" (see ad-) + lignier "to line," from Latin lineare, from linea (see line (n.)). Transitive or reflective sense of "to fall into line" is from 1853. International political sense is attested from 1934. No justification for the French spelling, and aline was an early native form. Related: Aligned; aligning.

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