closely allied

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It will give me great pleasure, sir," said the Owner of a Silver Mine, "to serve one so closely allied to me in - in - well, you know," he added, with a significant gesture of his two hands upward from the sides of his head.
When we look to the hereditary varieties or races of our domestic animals and plants, and compare them with species closely allied together, we generally perceive in each domestic race, as already remarked, less uniformity of character than in true species.
This point, if it could be cleared up, would be interesting; if, for instance, it could be shown that the greyhound, bloodhound, terrier, spaniel, and bull-dog, which we all know propagate their kind so truly, were the offspring of any single species, then such facts would have great weight in making us doubt about the immutability of the many very closely allied and natural species--for instance, of the many foxes--inhabiting different quarters of the world.
On the wide uninhabited plains of Patagonia another closely allied species, O.
Negro, in Northern Patagonia, there is an animal of the same habits, and probably a closely allied species, but which I never saw.
But she was still an ape, a huge, fierce, terrible beast of a species closely allied to the gorilla, yet more intelligent; which, with the strength of their cousin, made her kind the most fearsome of those awe-inspiring progenitors of man.
With respect to the current world scene we should be proud that most of the old colonial countries, apart from those protectorates who wish to remain closely allied to us for protection, have stable, democratically-elected governments and are prospering following a wellmanaged handover of power and remain friends within the Commonwealth.
The party, closely allied with ultraconservative members of the Catholic hierarchy in Poland, suggested it would support an abortion ban shortly after it gained a majority of seats in the government.
Qatar was expelled from the coalition over accusations of supporting terrorism and being too closely allied with Iran.
We suspect that Tendaguria is closely allied with Moabosaurus.
Tenders are invited for Research projects that address an important and novel, basic, or clinical research question related to Owner and closely allied diseases (such as inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn~s disease) as they relate to Owner.
A militant group in Syria closely allied with Jabhat al-Nusra, and by extension al-Qaeda, pledged allegiance to Turkey's ruling AK Party after a coup attempt Friday failed to oust Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from power.