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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALIGNED

There are aligned the social obligations and requirements of the age.

Carefully and surely he aligned the ship with the rock in speed and direction.

We were all aligned but the old pacer—why didn't you let us go?

The torches were ready—the men were aligned in front with deadly shotguns.

The lodges were aligned in double row, with a wide avenue between them.

The influence of all the Lancashire cotton-spinners was aligned against his claims.

The tribes were fathered as before, and were aligned as before.

It wriggled and struggled and refused to let itself be aligned on the target.

The tribes were gathered as before, and were aligned as before.

Aligned our guns forming an obtuse angle, facing the northwest.

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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