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Synonyms for union

Synonyms for union

a bringing together into a whole

a group of people united in a relationship and having some interest, activity, or purpose in common

an association, especially of nations for a common cause

an identity or coincidence of interests, purposes, or sympathies among the members of a group

a point or position at which two or more things are joined

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the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)

healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones

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a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations

a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets

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a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)

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being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War

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of trade unions

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They'll raise tobacco, corn, and rye, And drive, and thieve, and cheat, and lie, And lay up treasures in the sky, By making switch and cowskin fly, In hope of heavenly union.
A roaring, ranting, sleek man-thief, Who lived on mutton, veal, and beef, Yet never would afford relief To needy, sable sons of grief, Was big with heavenly union.
That there are persons in one section or another who seek to destroy the Union at all events, and are glad of any pretext to do it, I will neither affirm nor deny; but if there be such, I need address no word to them.
All profess to be content in the Union if all Constitutional rights can be maintained.
Let it be remarked, in the third place, that the intercourse throughout the Union will be facilitated by new improvements.
If they should derive less benefit, therefore, from the Union in some respects than the less distant States, they will derive greater benefit from it in other respects, and thus the proper equilibrium will be maintained throughout.
Even after the Union was accomplished Defoe remained in Scotland.
But Defoe assures his readers he means to go on writing about the Union until he can see some prospect of calm among the men who are trying to make dispeace.
They seem still to aim at things repugnant and irreconcilable; at an augmentation of federal authority, without a diminution of State authority; at sovereignty in the Union, and complete independence in the members.
Though this principle does not run through all the powers delegated to the Union, yet it pervades and governs those on which the efficacy of the rest depends.
The Western Union bought out several of the Bell exchanges and opened up a lively war on the others.
The lawyer-in-chief of the Western Union was George Gifford, who was perhaps the ablest patent attorney of his day.
I am persuaded in my own mind that the people have always thought right on this subject, and that their universal and uniform attachment to the cause of the Union rests on great and weighty reasons, which I shall endeavor to develop and explain in some ensuing papers.
They accepted, and went through the big Halsted Street gate, where several policemen were watching, and also some union pickets, scanning sharply those who passed in and out.
There are far more unions outside of this combination than in it.