adhesion

Part of speech: noun

The act of adhering; fidelity; adherence; assent.

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Usage examples "adhesion":

  1. Suppose that the Imperial Government had to- day given in their adhesion to the peace party, how long would it have been before their orators in the Chamber and their organs in the press would have said that France was governed by poltrons? - "The Parisians, Book 10.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. Nothing can be more fatal than to give the impression that it does not very much matter which of several conflicting principles or policies a boy adopts; that there are after all equally strong arguments on both sides, and that the adhesion of the world to one philosophy of life and code of conduct rather than another will make no very vital difference to anybody. - "The School and the World", Victor Gollancz and David Somervell.
  3. Britain and France had taken exception to those clauses which they were determined to reject, whereas Italy signified her adhesion to them all. - "The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference", Emile Joseph Dillon.