rally around

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She promised to rally around him, when he should become surintendant, all the old nobility of the kingdom, and questioned him as to the preponderance it would be proper to allow La Valliere.
There were certain things that had to be done, and if done at all, done handsomely and thoroughly; and one of these, in the old New York code, was the tribal rally around a kinswoman about to be eliminated from the tribe.
Download Derian: To rally around the Lebanese Army NNA - Mufti of the Republic, Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian, on Saturday, voiced support to the Lebanese Army in its offensive battle against Daesh in the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and Qaa towns.
Summary: Health Minister Wael Abu Faour called Sunday on the Druze community in Syria to reconcile with their countrymen in the Deraa province and rally around MP Walid Jumblatt.
Although the party has been quick to rally around the leader, Ms Prendergast's comments could not have come at a worse time.
Toppled president Hosni Mubarak, awaiting trial over his role in the deaths of protesters, believes Egyptians should rally around his Islamist successor and end violent protests, his lawyer told AFP on Mar 11.
NOW both the Labour and Tory conferences are out of the way, rebellious Labour MPs should stop speaking out and get on with the business of winning the next general election and rally around Gordon Brown.
THE Journal is calling on the region to rally around Northern Rock.
It will need an American people who understand the importance of the ruling and who rally around its powerful clarion call of liberty.
The fact that I was running I think, gave the LGBT community a person to rally around.
My point is, if we are going to rally around issues, then we should rally around those issues that will make a difference in the lives of others.