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If we cannot be close friends, we can at least live in amity.
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  • If we cannot be close friends, we can at least live in amity.
  • That in alliance, amity, and oaths,
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 1
  • For nearly half a century after the arrival of the English the red men showed themselves generally inclined to peace and amity.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  Grandfather’s Chair
  • The Amity aren’t supposed to argue.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent

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  • The kindness of Amity will comfort us for a while, though we can’t stay there forever.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • There may as well be amity and life
    ’Tween snow and fire as treason and my love.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • How in one house
    Should many people, under two commands,
    Hold amity?
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • It drew maps with avenues a hundred yards wide and thought seriously of preserving the half-ruined Museum of Science and Industry more or less as it was, as a monument to the disaster, and naming it the Institute of International Amity.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • To hold you in perpetual amity, To make you brothers
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Is there any reason you wish to preserve amity with the Shadowhunters, besides the fact that one of them is your lover?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • It was either clumsiness or craft: there was no other way to fathom such words, after I had so emphatically and so recently made it a condition of our amity—if such it might be called—that he would lay off his heavy business about the South.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • If not amity, at least neutrality must obtain.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • With all the rest of the County, Gerald was on terms of amity and some intimacy.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Now thou and I are new in amity, And will to-morrow midnight solemnly Dance in Duke Theseus’ house triumphantly, And bless it to all fair prosperity: There shall the pairs of faithful lovers be Wedded, with Theseus, all in jollity.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Every line that could possibly be interpreted into a secret inclination for war, was carefully avoided; while, on the other hand, he studied those conceits that might be construed into amity.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • I was thankful there was this spirit of amity; we were neither of us anxious to engage in futile disputes.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Let us then consider how this affair may end; shall we again bring on the misery and din of war, or make a pact of amity between them?
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • I yet lingered half-an-hour longer, hoping to see some sign of amity: but she gave none.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The envoy further added, "that in order to maintain the peace and amity between both empires, his master expected that his brother of Blefuscu would give orders to have me sent back to Lilliput, bound hand and foot, to be punished as a traitor."
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • It did assist; for though he began with grave looks and short questions, he was soon led on to talk of them all in the usual way, and to take the child out of her arms with all the unceremoniousness of perfect amity.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Utterson was amazed; the dark influence of Hyde had been withdrawn, the doctor had returned to his old tasks and amities; a week ago, the prospect had smiled with every promise of a cheerful and an honoured age; 46) and now in a moment, friendship, and peace of mind, and the whole tenor of his life were wrecked.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • For your part, To you our swords have leaden points, Mark Antony; Our arms in strength of amity, and our hearts Of brothers’ temper, do receive you in With all kind love, good thoughts, and reverence.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • I also desire to live in amity with my professional brethren.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • However, we cut three boughs cut of a tree, sticking them at a distance from us, which it seems, in that country, is not only a token of truce and amity, but when poles or boughs are set up on the other side, it is a sign the truce is accepted.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • And childe Leopold did up his beaver for to pleasure him and took apertly somewhat in amity for he never drank no manner of mead which he then put by and anon full privily he voided the more part in his neighbour glass and his neighbour nist not of this wile.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • No need that thou Shouldst propagate, already Infinite; And through all numbers absolute, though One: But Man by number is to manifest His single imperfection, and beget Like of his like, his image multiplied, In unity defective; which requires Collateral love, and dearest amity.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • For whosoever entreth into anothers dominion, is Subject to all the Lawes thereof; unless he have a privilege by the amity of the Soveraigns, or by speciall licence.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Don found this frustrating and he called me Qhipu more in irritation than in amity.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Loud protestations of amity were exchanged by prominent citizens, and there went with them a genuine desire for a good understanding.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • The good-natured fellow had found Mrs. Sedley only too willing to receive him, and greatly agitated by the arrival of the piano, which, as she conjectured, MUST have come from George, and was a signal of amity on his part.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • An earnest conjuration from the king,— As England was his faithful tributary; As love between them like the palm might flourish; As peace should still her wheaten garland wear And stand a comma ’tween their amities; And many such-like as’s of great charge,— That, on the view and know of these contents, Without debatement further, more or less, He should the bearers put to sudden death, Not shriving-time allow’d.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • But perceiving that his first advances toward amity were not met, he relapsed into his least favorable disposition toward Philip, and resolved never to appeal to him either about drawing or exercise again.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Then the amity of the dinner was destroyed by the nagging of the Swansons.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Now that the King and you are in amity, Clergy and laity may return to gaiety, Mirth and —sportfulness need not walk warily, Thomas.
    T.S. Eliot  --  Murder in the Cathedral
  • Here the savage advanced with confidence, his hand extended, his face smiling, and his whole bearing denoting amity and respect.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • But when a prince declares himself gallantly in favour of one side, if the party with whom he allies himself conquers, although the victor may be powerful and may have him at his mercy, yet he is indebted to him, and there is established a bond of amity; and men are never so shameless as to become a monument of ingratitude by oppressing you.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Speaking simply and clearly, without resorting to the customary rhetorical devices, his full, rich voice touched the hearts of every listener with its simple plea for amity and justice between North and South.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • His fears were, that the interview betwixt England and France might, through their amity, Breed him some prejudice; for from this league Peep’d harms that menac’d him.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • The whole being explained, many obliging things were said by the Miss Thorpes of their wish of being better acquainted with her; of being considered as already friends, through the friendship of their brothers, etc., which Catherine heard with pleasure, and answered with all the pretty expressions she could command; and, as the first proof of amity, she was soon invited to accept an arm of the eldest Miss Thorpe, and take a turn with her about the room.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Mr Watson, with whom I now lived in the closest amity, had unluckily the former failing to a very great excess; so that instead of making a fortune by his profession, as some others did, he was alternately rich and poor, and was often obliged to surrender to his cooler friends, over a bottle which they never tasted, that plunder that he had taken from culls at the public table.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • On his arrival he found amity instead of enmity awaiting him.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • I want amity between us as much as you do.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • They will be governed by mutual interest, and will cultivate a spirit of mutual amity and concord.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Then let our praise of gratitude for the amity distinguishing our political counsels rise to Heaven.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • He had found the couple hobnobbing together in all amity; the old gentleman’s rigor was purely theoretic.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • O princely Buckingham, I’ll kiss thy hand, In sign of league and amity with thee: Now fair befall thee and thy noble house!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • Ambassadors are the representatives of nations in a state of amity with the Union, and whatever concerns these personages concerns in some degree the whole Union.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Not mindless then, Euryalus, of thee, Nor of the sacred bonds of amity, He strove th’ immediate rival’s hope to cross, And caught the foot of Salius as he rose.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • "I come in amity," the stranger said, like one too much accustomed to the sight of arms to be startled at the ludicrously belligerent attitude which Dr. Battius had seen fit to assume.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • I much prefer the company of plow-boys and tin-peddlers, to the silken and perfumed amity which only celebrates its days of encounter by a frivolous display, by rides in a curricle,[302] and dinners at the best taverns.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
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