ties of family

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Scotland has deep and longstanding ties of family, friendship and business with the United States, and those links will endure in the months and years ahead.
Lord illustrates, though, that there was not the social breakdown often described in traditional histories of plague: In 1574, the vice-chancellor wrote that the "common people" of Cambridge felt that a "Christian ought not to avoid the company of another that is infected," and ties of family and friendship endured (Slack, 232).
It's often a complex decision, mixing the hard-eyed world of business and assets with the emotional ties of family relationships.
Sometimes the ties of family and finances drive our voting preferences.
New advances in the theory of evolution allow us to envisage the possibility of an extended altruism that transcends the ties of family and tribal proximity," he writes, "and emphasizes the fact that human beings are essentially 'super-cooperators.
But, equally, there are strong emotional ties of family, culture and shared history that bind us to our friends in the rest of the UK.
Thanksgiving Day can be used not only to celebrate ties of family and friends, but also to plan ways that your next garden will include more of your own-grown produce.
At the time of Jesus it was an address directed to a powerful patron (possibly one's own father) whom one could count on to be gracious because of ties of family or covenant.
Elarabi commended Saudi Arabia's role under the leadership of King Abdullah in spreading the ties of family affinity in the Arab world, which, in turn, has served as the basis for social awakening and progress.
In this new series, he argues that the civilisations of the past were dynamic, chaotic and based on an extraordinary idea - that people could live and work together in dense urban settings, and forge new allegiances that replaced the previous ties of family, clan and tribe.
TIES of family and friends have won over the pull of the party for Jaya Bachchan.
Main Cowan shows that in late-medieval Scotland there was concern with the spiritual ties of family, beginning with baptism and ending with the preferred care of the soul by blood kin.