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alliance
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
an association formed to support common interests
  • He said it was a very old name in that neighbourhood; that the ancestors of the house were wealthy; that all Morton had once belonged to them; that even now he considered the representative of that house might, if he liked, make an alliance with the best.
    Chapter 32 (40% in)
alliance = association through marriage
  • Au reste, we all know them: danger of bad example to innocence of childhood; distractions and consequent neglect of duty on the part of the attached — mutual alliance and reliance; confidence thence resulting — insolence accompanying — mutiny and general blow-up.
    Chapter 17 (85% in)
  • alliance = association formed to support common interests
  • Really your organs of wonder and credulity are easily excited: you seem, by the importance of you all — my good mama included — ascribe to this matter, absolutely to believe we have a genuine witch in the house, who is in close alliance with the old gentleman.
    Chapter 18 (89% in)
alliance = association formed to support common interests
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