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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ATTACHMENTS

The muscles which move the bones vary largely in their attachments.

His reasoning was that the attachments we form are only emanations of our own selfishness.

Will you allow us nothing to the credit of our fidelity,—to our attachments, madame?

Did you expect that the attachments of a people were to reach you by the post?

His attachments were warm but fickle both in choice and duration.

His attachments were warm, but fickle, both in choice and duration.'

Yet she was capable of attachments, strong as her own nature.

The other tools and attachments needed will be described as I come to them in use.

The Loyalists, from their attachments, surely had some claim to our affection.

What right have you, monseigneur, to demand an account of my attachments and friendships?

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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