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associates

[ə′sō·sē·ətz]
(mathematics)
Two elements x and y in a commutative ring with identity such that x = ay, where a is a unit. Also known as equivalent elements.
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He had doubtless planned beforehand that should he slay the major he would leave some such record upon the body as a sign that it was not a common murder, but, from the point of view of the four associates, something in the nature of an act of justice.
When such men are only private individuals and before they get power, this is their character; they associate entirely with their own flatterers or ready tools; or if they want anything from anybody, they in their turn are equally ready to bow down before them: they profess every sort of affection for them; but when they have gained their point they know them no more.
A man--The Man--was approaching, accompanied by his female associate.
Potter wouldn't ever associate with me, but I reckon he'll be glad to when he finds out what I am.
But if the men of property in the state are but few, and their property is large, then an oligarchy of the second sort will take place; for those who have most power will think that they have a right to lord it over the others; and, to accomplish this, they will associate to themselves some who have an inclination for public affairs, and as they are not powerful enough to govern without law, they will make a law for that purpose.
de Heuglin, the Austrian vice-consul at Karthoum, has just organized a very important expedition, the first aim of which is to search for the traveller Vogel, who, in 1853, was sent into the Soudan to associate himself with the labors of Dr.
The only new book which I remember to have read in those two or three years at Dayton, when I hardly remember to have read any old ones, was the novel of 'Jane Eyre,' which I took in very imperfectly, and which I associate with the first rumor of the Rochester Knockings, then just beginning to reverberate through a world that they have not since left wholly at peace.
For the folks of Oz knew the kitten had tried to commit the crime, and that only an accident had prevented her from doing so; therefore even the Hungry Tiger preferred not to associate with her.
Ford led him into the general office, where he introduced him to the associate editor, Mr.
How was it possible to associate the charming object of my heart's worship with the miserable story of destitution which I had just heard?
associate with the people whom you would be likely to meet?
as I sometimes am) that you associate us with the author of our joint misfortunes.

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