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uh lahy uhns

  • n  the state of being allied or confederated
  • n  a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest
    the shifting alliances within a large family
  • n  an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
  • n  a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim
  • n  the act of forming an alliance or confederation

  • Among the Northern Alliance, there were at least twenty dead in the initial attack, when the Taliban overpowered their alliance guards.
  • The Western military alliance's raison dtre was to contain Russia.
  • If the alliance is not now to drift into irrelevance, or worse, some high-level attention to what its purposes might be in the new world is needed.
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  • Al Gore in The Age
    I am deeply honoured to receive the Nobel Peace Prize,Mr Gore said in a statement. "My wife, Tipper, and I will donate 100 per cent of the proceeds of the award to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a bipartisan non-profit organisation...
  • Barack Obama in Los Angeles Times
    We must be honest with ourselves,Obama said. "In recent years, we've allowed our alliance to drift."
  • Robert Gates in USA Today
    Such a development, with all its implications for collective security, would effectively destroy the alliance,Gates said at the Munich Conference on Security Policy.

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