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It is possible that this is one link in the chain of influence which she was weaving around them.

It is in society the link between acquaintance and friendship.

The name, once upon it, was so severed that I could not link the fragments.

He goes back to the first link, or to what he calls primordial generation.

The Germanic chain was complete, with every link welded together.

The married couple should, therefore, avoid everything which may rupture this link.

By degrees a link of some intimacy had been formed between Constance and Morange.

There was no link wanting; the chain of heredity, logical and implacable, was unbroken.

Link by link they came upon the little chain of pitiful proofs.

There is only one person known to me who can supply that link.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "one of a series of rings or loops which form a chain; section of a cord," probably from Old Norse *hlenkr or a similar Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse hlekkr "link," Old Swedish lænker "chain, link," Norwegian lenke, Danish lænke), from Proto-Germanic *khlink- (cf. German lenken "to bend, turn, lead," gelenk "articulation, joint, link," Old English hlencan (plural) "armor"), from PIE root *kleng- "to bend, turn." Missing link between man and apes dates to 1880.

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