bond of union

See: chain, nexus
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The Army and Navy Stores are a bond of union between all who dwell between the river and St.
At that moment their fraternal bond of union was closer than ever, and when they parted, each to take the route agreed on, they turned back to utter affectionate expressions, which the echoes of the Dunes repeated.
These specialites in trade are of frequent occurrence in Paris, and form a pleasant bond of union between the buyer and seller, which gives a particular zest to this sort of commerce, and not unfrequently a particular value to goods.
Trades and professions march together with scarcely a more real bond of union.
The fact that the other clerks disliked them equally, because they belonged to a class a little higher than their own, was a bond of union.
Deserted by all of his color, Hawkeye returned to the spot where his sympathies led him, with a force that no ideal bond of union could destroy.
Twemlow had first known Veneering at his club, where Veneering then knew nobody but the man who made them known to one another, who seemed to be the most intimate friend he had in the world, and whom he had known two days--the bond of union between their souls, the nefarious conduct of the committee respecting the cookery of a fillet of veal, having been accidentally cemented at that date.
He was a hearty, full-blooded fellow, full of spirits and energy, the very opposite to me in most respects, but we had some subjects in common, and it was a bond of union when I found that he was as friendless as I.
In her section on religion, Ford examines how in the light of the Catholic and Protestant competition for souls, devotional poetry reflected one's personal religious convictions but at the same time revealed a common understanding of religion as a bond of union between all people and God.
But neither the UU Bond of Union nor the UU seven principles or values say any such thing.
It is a bond of union with others, the way to support one's family, a means of contributing to the improvement of the society in which we live and to the progress of humanity.
Above all, she wanted nurses to keep in touch with one another, with the journal being a bond of union and means of communication.