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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALIGNING

Into what groups are type faces divided for aligning purposes?

In "Right front into line, double time" halting and aligning commands are omitted.

While she secured the flimsy door, he ripped through his belongings, aligning his EI communicator again on his breakfast table.

The battalion adjutant assists in aligning the battalion and then takes his post.

Down the line could be heard shouts of different company officers, aligning their companies.

Similar instruction is given the troopers in aligning themselves to the left.

Only sixteen Senators voted to impeach on the first article, nine Republicans aligning themselves with the nine Federalists.

Aunt Delia McCormick surprised every one by aligning herself with this latter minority.

Show him the hind sight of the pistol; tell him it is merely to assist him in aligning the pistol.

In pistol shooting, all resolves itself into aligning the pistol and discharging the bullet.

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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