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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONNECTIONS

You have your connections formed and your views ascertained.

They have not much fortune, however, and have no connections here.

A man was placed at each jet to hold the connections in position.

Josiah Bonnithorne was quite without kinspeople or connections.

"It's a good thing that I had connections abroad," he went on.

In Fig. 151, an example of connections for a "Trickle" charge is given.

He quickly got into a suit, clamped on the helmet and screwed tight the connections.

Why, it's his boast that he knows every one and every one's connections.

And do you now talk to me of 'respectability,' and 'connections,' and such nonsense?

Cincinnatus had to cut his connections, too, when he took to horticulture.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., conneccion, later connexioun (mid-15c.), from Old French connexion, from Latin connexionem (nominative connexio) "a binding or joining together," from *connexare, frequentative of conectere "to fasten together, to tie, join together," from com- "together" (see com-) + nectere "to bind, tie" (see nexus).

Spelling shifted from connexion to connection (especially in American English) mid-18c. under influence of connect, abetted by affection, direction, etc.

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