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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALLIANCES

You are wrong in placing this among the alliances in which the heart has no part.

We don't want these alliances we fancied ourselves once in need of.

It is, however, in such meetings, that alliances and reconciliations are formed.

Of alliances he was careless, and friendships he had almost none.

No alliances, however strict, between the parts can be an adequate substitute.

Why, in the name of all the saints, do not alliances fall through for less?

Let alliances of marriage with the English be stamped as unpatriotic.

Much depended on the alliances that the rival powers might be able to contract.

Verily, these alliances are new things in the history of English royalty.

Is it for them to breathe garlic on the alliances of Bourbons and Plantagenets?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "bond of marriage" (between ruling houses or noble families), from Old French aliance (12c., Modern French alliance) "alliance, bond; marriage, union," from aliier (Modern French allier) "combine, unite" (see ally (v.)). As a bond or treaty between rulers, late 14c.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.