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attachment

[ uh-tach-muhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF attachment

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ATTACHMENT

This satisfied him, for he cared nothing for the attachment of those under his command.

To increase the attachment of our people to the Union, our laws should be just.

I shall trouble you meanwhile to prevent his forming any other attachment when he comes to town.

And had not I proofs of his generous conduct and attachment to me?

What I value him so much for it his fidelity to myself, and his attachment to the whole family.

But as for his attachment to his family, who thanks him for that?

I can feel for a dependant now, and set some value on his attachment.'

May my attachment to her be pure as devotion, and lasting as immortal life!

My attachment to L——, as you say, is involuntary, and my love as pure as it is fervent.

But do I dare to expect your pity, Leonora, for such an attachment?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "arrest of a person on judicial warrant" (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), from French attachement, from attacher (see attach). Application to property (including, later, wages) dates from 1590s; meaning "sympathy, devotion" is recorded from 1704; that of "something that is attached to something else" dates from 1797 and has become perhaps the most common use since the rise of e-mail.

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