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. In this manner, it cannot be denied, people are disentangled from the mass and separated into various classes according to certain apparent relations; all have some artificial badge which the world, and themselves among the first, learn to consider as a genuine characteristic.
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. When Philip thought that he must spend over four years more with that dreary set of fellows his heart sank.
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.
Opinions held in common are a ready bond of union."
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.
It is a bond of union with others, the way to support one's family, a means of helping in the improvement of the society in which we live and in the progress of all humanity." Again in Friends of God (49), "We have no right to forget that each of us is a worker, one among many, on this plantation where He has placed us to cooperate in the task of providing food for others.
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.
According to Zannelli, the UU faith has a "non-creed creed" stating that, "all religions are true and worthy of respect." But neither the UU Bond of Union nor the UU seven principles or values say any such thing.