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If he touched the hand of this man, there would be a bond between them which only death could break.

He had not thought of God as the bond of life between him and them, nor sought to nourish the life in them.

The bond was delivered to Fox, who tore it up and flung the pieces into the fire.

Religion was the law of the family, and the bond of delightful union.

It asks no other bond than his promise, no other evidence or attestation than his veracity.

You'll pay the bond now, I suppose, to save us trouble afterwards.'

It was strange, it was touching, to see the bond between father and son.

But there was a change, and the bond seemed suddenly loosened.

"Wait a minute, Bond," he said as he handed me the dispatch.

Here be men who would destroy Bastilles for you, if it were nominated in the bond.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "anything that binds," phonetic variant of band (n.1). For vowel change, see long (adj.); also influenced by Old English bonda "householder," literally "dweller" (see bondage). Legalistic sense first recorded 1590s.

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