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Alliance

An agreement between two or more companies to cooperate on a project or in business generally. For example, two companies may agree not to compete in certain areas or to honor each other's coupons or other marketing promotions. An alliance can provide a strategic advantage for both companies, though it is illegal if it is deemed to be collusion.
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It was this renewal of peace that brought about the alliance between Germany and the United States.
Our impatience betrays us into rash and foolish alliances which no god attends.
This they would have found some difficulty in doing, had Tom continued the war single-handed, or rather single-footed, for he would have taken to the deepest part of Pebbly Brook to escape them; but, like other active powers, he was ruined by his alliances.
There is a strict alliance between the Japanese emperor and the king of Luggnagg; which affords frequent opportunities of sailing from one island to the other.
Our apprehensions at last proved to be needless, for the troops we saw were of a nation at that time in alliance with the Abyssins.
Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance.
All the Powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Czar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.
de Saint-Meran's oldest friends, and chamberlain to the Comte d'Artois, "that the Holy Alliance purpose removing him from thence?
murmured the Comte de la Fere, at witnessing with stupor this monstrous alliance of words; -- "friends
The "journal of Astoria," however, which was kept under his own eye, records this union as a high state alliance, and great stroke of policy.
Anne Elliot, so young; known to so few, to be snatched off by a stranger without alliance or fortune; or rather sunk by him into a state of most wearing, anxious, youth-killing dependence
She is poor, and may naturally seek an alliance which must be advantageous to herself; you know your own rights, and that it is out of my power to prevent your inheriting the family estate.

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