family tie

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'Why no,' said Mr Boffin, 'not exactly that; a sort of a family tie.'
The strength of the family tie in France, and its comparative weakness in America, has been the subject of frequent comment among travelers.
"Cut off from decent society and family ties, what do you suppose happens to thousands of young fellows overseas?
So much of what is great in Scotland has sprung from the closeness of the family ties; it is there I sometimes fear that my country is being struck.
The bourgeois clap-trap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parent and child, becomes all the more disgusting, the more, by the action of Modern Industry, all family ties among the proletarians are torn asunder, and their children transformed into simple articles of commerce and instruments of labour.
"You mean of family ties?" said Lydgate, conceiving that these might press rather tightly on Mr.
These, he said, and none other; for what can be more ridiculous than for them to utter the names of family ties with the lips only and not to act in the spirit of them?
Does not the attempt to purify the spirit of the family and to maintain the sanctity of family ties strike at the root of the evil?"
"But, Jane, your aspirations after family ties and domestic happiness may be realised otherwise than by the means you contemplate: you may marry."
You might have gone to a man with affections and family ties. You have such ties yourself.
While we do not expect dispositional differences in the regulatory foci of family and nonfamily CEOs, we do expect them to adopt different goal orientations due to the triggering effect of the presence or absence of a family tie with the firm-controlling family.
The boss of runaway Group 9 leaders Holland told of his secret tartan family tie on the eve of his side's friendly clash with England in Amsterdam.