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There is a conflict between national self-interest and the general rule of reciprocity.
  a situation in which two people or groups grant equal privileges or benefits to each other
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Strongly Associated with:   reciprocal, reciprocal, reciprocate
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  • There is a conflict between national self-interest and the general rule of reciprocity.
  • Matthew, look up ’reciprocity."
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • A secret voice seems to whisper to me that there must be something more than chance in this unexpected reciprocity of friendship.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Here besides the law of retrospection, which regards all the past as a preparation for events that subsequently occur, the law of reciprocity comes in, confusing the whole matter.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • Indeed when they talked on an indifferent subject, as now, there was ever a second silent conversation passing between their emotions, so perfect was the reciprocity between them.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Then Egdon was aroused to reciprocity; for the storm was its lover, and the wind its friend.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • She had passed beyond the phase of well-bred reciprocity, in which every demonstration must be scrupulously proportioned to the emotion it elicits, and generosity of feeling is the only ostentation condemned.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • They walked side by side in such a way as to suggest afar off the low, easy, confidential chat of people full of reciprocity; but on closer view it could be discerned that the man was reading, or pretending to read, a ballad sheet which he kept before his eyes with some difficulty by the hand that was passed through the basket strap.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • He bethought himself that persons, in her view, were simple and homogeneous organisms, and that he, for his own part, was too perverted a representative of the nature of man to have a right to deal with her in strict reciprocity.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • …so often shewed him a reciprocal kindness, which counted for less than nothing in his moments of jealousy, because it was not a sign of reciprocal desire, was indeed a proof rather of affection than of love, but the importance of which he began once more to feel in proportion as the spontaneous relaxation of his suspicions, often accelerated by the distraction brought to him by reading about art or by the conversation of a friend, rendered his passion less exacting of reciprocities.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way

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  • How much more oil can be drained without replacement, without reciprocity?
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • This principle should be extended to all British Commonwealths with full reciprocity.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
  • This principle should be extended to all British Commonwealths with full reciprocity.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Sinews of Peace Speech
  • One would think that the affinities would pronounce themselves with a surer reciprocity.’
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Society and Solitude
  • Her playfulness was gone, but then so was the reciprocity it might have found in this gangly son of hers whose eyes were haunted and ringed by worry lines.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He bethought himself that persons, in her view, were simple and homogeneous organisms, and that he, for his own part, was too perverted a representative of the nature of man to have a right to deal with her in strict reciprocity.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • When Adams talked of "commercial reciprocity," the British thought him naïve.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "Now, sir," said Mr. Guppy, "I have got into that state of mind myself that I wish for a reciprocity of magnanimous behaviour.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • British and Canadian diplomats maintained that they had secured approval of the Reciprocity Treaty of 1854 by seeing to it that it was "floated through on waves of champagne…… If you have got to deal with hogs, what are you to do?"
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Reciprocity requires that its obligation on the other States should be reduced to the same standard.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Now, Yeobright, having inherited some of these very instincts from the woman before him, could not fail to awaken a reciprocity in her through her feelings, if not by arguments, disguise it as she might for his good.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • I have got into that state of mind myself that I wish for a reciprocity of magnanimous behaviour.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
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Associated words [difficulty]:   reciprocity [8] , reciprocal [7] , reciprocal [7] , reciprocate [4]
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