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I can show you people all right that won't ask to see your union card.

With the Union my best and dearest earthly hopes are entwined.

As our population has expanded, the Union has been cemented and strengthened.

The mails, unless repelled, will continue to be furnished in all parts of the Union.

To those, however, who really love the Union may I not speak?

A great debt has been contracted in securing to us and our posterity the Union.

They are the preservation of the rights of the several States and the integrity of the Union.

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

But the British government objected to the separation and their union with Greece.

It was to set apart a day to decorate the graves of the Union dead.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "action of joining one thing to another," from Old French union (12c.), from Late Latin unionem (nominative unio) "oneness, unity, a uniting," also in Latin meaning "a single pearl or onion," from unus "one," from PIE *oinos (see one).

Sense of "action of uniting into one political body" is attested from 1540s. Meaning "group of people or states" is from 1650s. Short for trade union, it is recorded from 1833. U.S. political sense is attested from 1775; used especially during the Civil War, in reference to the remainder of the United States after the Southern secession.

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