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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSOCIATIONS

From this place the atmosphere and associations of the prison are excluded.

But I perceive that your associations are by no means lacking in push and enterprise: how is this?

To be just, it should be added that the same game is repeated in the associations.

The formation of the associations was effected without the slightest delay.

As a rule, however, the associations will not hear of even such a reduction.

Every stone in this part of the city has its associations, its traditions, its history.

There are associations of sound and of sense by which every word is linked to every other.

The foreign mission field—what associations had she with that?

The work "fascinated" him, and it was because of these associations that it did so.

These associations thirty years ago were little more than social.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "action of coming together," from Medieval Latin associationem (nominative associatio), noun of action from past participle stem of associare (see associate). Meaning "a body of persons with a common purpose" is from 1650s. Meaning "mental connection" is from 1680s; that of "quality or thing called to mind by something else" is from 1810.

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