ties of family

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He says that "The American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson is a whole lot more than just a spy thriller, wrapping together the ties of family, of love, and of country."
"We must acknowledge the ties of family and friendship across the UK and step up to the challenge of answering people's questions."
"Scotland has deep and long-standing ties of family, friendship and business with the US, which will continue to endure.
"We must together face the uncertainty and endeavour to ensure the warm relationship, built on ties of family will endure."
But true justice is also blind to the blood ties of family! Flamingo Coast is a riveting read, suspenseful to the end, and especially recommended to genre connoisseurs and public library collections.
"Scotland has deep and longstanding ties of family, friendship and business with the United States, and those links will endure in the months and years ahead."
Lord illustrates, though, that there was not the social breakdown often described in traditional histories of plague: In 1574, the vice-chancellor wrote that the "common people" of Cambridge felt that a "Christian ought not to avoid the company of another that is infected," and ties of family and friendship endured (Slack, 232).
It's often a complex decision, mixing the hard-eyed world of business and assets with the emotional ties of family relationships.
Sometimes the ties of family and finances drive our voting preferences.
"New advances in the theory of evolution allow us to envisage the possibility of an extended altruism that transcends the ties of family and tribal proximity," he writes, "and emphasizes the fact that human beings are essentially 'super-cooperators.'"
Thanksgiving Day can be used not only to celebrate ties of family and friends, but also to plan ways that your next garden will include more of your own-grown produce.
At the time of Jesus it was an address directed to a powerful patron (possibly one's own father) whom one could count on to be gracious because of ties of family or covenant.