banded together

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The facts, however, will prove to be linked and banded together by one grand scheme, devised and conducted by a master spirit; one set of characters, also, continues throughout, appearing occasionally, though sometimes at long intervals, and the whole enterprise winds up by a regular catastrophe; so that the work, without any labored attempt at artificial construction, actually possesses much of that unity so much sought after in works of fiction, and considered so important to the interest of every history.
The sight of this gang of ruffians banded together to prey upon the clergy had given rise to an idea in the boy's mind, which had been revolving in a nebulous way within the innermost recesses of his subconsciousness since his vanquishing of the three knights had brought him, so easily, such riches in the form of horses, arms, armor and gold.
The whole country seems banded together against the aristocracy and the landowners.
Consider, my friend, you and I are banded together to destroy life, not make it eternal.
To these causes of public distress and apprehension, must be added, the multitude of outlaws, who, driven to despair by the oppression of the feudal nobility, and the severe exercise of the forest laws, banded together in large gangs, and, keeping possession of the forests and the wastes, set at defiance the justice and magistracy of the country.
Many of those who were banded together to support the religion of their country, even unto death, had never heard a hymn or psalm in all their lives.
They persist in not being frightened by the gold and silver camels, and they are banded together to defy the elaborately chased ice-pails.
He had had no experience with unions, and he had to have it explained to him that the men were banded together for the purpose of fighting for their rights.
They weren't these amazing, accomplished singers who banded together.
Over 100 years ago a group of professional nurses banded together to form the South Carolina Nurses Association .
If Southern California's federal lawmakers banded together and started using their weight, they could be a serious force to be reckoned with.
FAMOUS faces have banded together for Children in Need's new wristband.