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Word: amity

Definition: friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations


Sentences Containing 'amity'

I have lived in amity with my good brother, whom I rejoice to see in possession of the highest office by your father's goodness, and by your friendship at peace and perfect rest.
This envoy had instructions to represent to the monarch of Blefuscu, “the great lenity of his master, who was content to punish me no farther than with the loss of mine eyes; that I had fled from justice; and if I did not return in two hours, I should be deprived of my title of _nardac_, and declared a traitor.” The envoy further added, “that in order to maintain the peace and amity between both empires, his master expected that his brother of Blefuscu would give orders to have me sent back to Lilliput, bound hand and foot, to be punished as a traitor.” The emperor of Blefuscu, having taken three days to consult, returned an answer consisting of many civilities and excuses.
They are strangers to bridle or saddle; they live in great amity with me and friendship to each other.

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