close relation

See: analogy
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It was novelty enough, indeed, that there were fifty human beings in close relation with them, under one long and narrow roof, and drawn onward by the same mighty influence that had taken their two selves into its grasp.
After the above facts, we are compelled to conclude, against anterior probability, [8] that among the mammalia there exists no close relation between the bulk of the species, and the
But this superadded consciousness, wearying and annoying enough when it urged on me the trivial experience of indifferent people, became an intense pain and grief when it seemed to be opening to me the souls of those who were in a close relation to me--when the rational talk, the graceful attentions, the wittily-turned phrases, and the kindly deeds, which used to make the web of their characters, were seen as if thrust asunder by a microscopic vision, that showed all the intermediate frivolities, all the suppressed egoism, all the struggling chaos of puerilities, meanness, vague capricious memories, and indolent make-shift thoughts, from which human words and deeds emerge like leaflets covering a fermenting heap.
Living in such close relations, to meet meant to fall into endearment; flesh and blood could not resist it; and, having arrived at no conclusion as to the issue of such a tendency, he decided to hold aloof for the present from occupations in which they would be mutually engaged.
Genestas was accustomed to read the indications that mark the features of men destined to do great things, since he had been brought into close relations with the energetic natures sought out by Napoleon; so he suspected that there must be some mystery in this life of obscurity, and said to himself as he looked at the remarkable face before him:
Hilal said that the participation has affirmed the concern veing given by Sudan to the intellectual property and the keenness to enhance it in Sudan based on its close relation with development and economy.
R) Usman Tarar and close relation of Minister of State for Health, Sira Afzal Tarar and ExFederal Parliamentary Secretary Mian Afzal Hussain Tarar.
The independent sources claimed that target killing, demanding of extortion money, street crimes, dacoity and other severe crimes are in full swing in the locality but after deputation of new SHO, Saudabad police did nothing towards the end of crimes rather than taking heavy bribe with innocent area people on fake charges, sources also verified that SHO has very close relation with a prostitute network and many other policemen of Saudabad have started taking bath in fastest river of prostitution.
I have to declare an interest to this debate as a close relation of mine had nearly PS8k a year taken from him.
Trainer Robert Collet consigned another Kilfrush Stud homebred and a close relation to Immortal Verse, Group 1-placed Glorious Sight, to last year's Arc sale and she lit up the auction when selling for EUR1.
Peru and Morocco have developed in recent years a very close relation (.
We value our close relation with Lebanon," he added, "Lebanon will always be a place for freedom, and a meeting point of all sects.