break faith with


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Accepting this does not break faith with the fallen.
How do you not break faith with the Institute's consensus model of decision-making while working to reconcile potentially irreconcilable positions, and how do you accomplish that without resorting to a vague, all-things-for-all-people, "lowest common denominator" approach?
If ye break faith with us who die/ We shall not sleep, though poppies grow/ In Flanders fields.
To those of us with missing loved ones, there is a great deal of comfort knowing that the Air Force will never break faith with our POW/MIAs.
Short days ago/ We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow/ Loved, and were loved, and now we lie/ In Flanders' Fields/ Take up our quarrel with the foe/ To you from failing hands we throw/ The torch/ Be yours to hold it high/ If ye break faith with us who die/ We shall not sleep, though poppies grow/ In Flanders' Fields.
Feingold, who proposed several doomed amendments to the law, was the only senator to break faith with the parties and vote against the entire bill.
We seem to have found ourselves in third place," said a slightly surprised Trafalgar Road captain, Mark Fletcher, earlier in the campaign, as he adjusted to the rapid development of his young team and he will not break faith with his players over the winter.
What the President has done here is to break faith with the American people.
If we raised the embargo before we had some agreement on payment, we would break faith with the American property owners.
He suggested the Conservative Party would not break faith with the Prime Minister if UK troops joined a US-led campaign against Iraq in the absence of a second resolution.
John Adams immediately announced that he was determined not to break faith with the cause of independence, and Howe instantly turned to Franklin and Rutledge and intimated that his words had been meant for the two of them: "Mr.