To make common cause with

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To make common cause with to join or ally one's self with.
    • To make common cause with to join with in purposes and aims.
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Usage

In literature:

The men to whom the Emperor gave titles make common cause with the old nobility.
"Sons of the Soil" by Honore de Balzac
It probably is not forgotten that in 1801 France compelled Portugal to make common cause with her against England.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
You are making common cause with Eulaeus, and want to set me against Publius Scipio.
"The Sisters, Complete" by Georg Ebers
It will be too edifying to see you making common cause with the aunts.
"The Young Step-Mother" by Charlotte M. Yonge
In the moment we make a front against the common enemy, we have to combat with all those who are the natural friends of our cause.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
So that we may have the Subah making common cause with the French to crush us.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
There was already war in the march of Wales when Henry Montfort crossed the Severn and strove to make common cause with Llewelyn.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Spain at length determined to make one common cause with France against Great Britain.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5)" by John Marshall
The other Barbary powers threatened to make common cause with him.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
In Nicholas's opinion England ought to make common cause with Russia and Austria, and he did not disguise his jealousy of France.
"Lord John Russell" by Stuart J. Reid
And of the voters outside, four were found to make common cause with them.
"Leading Articles on Various Subjects" by Hugh Miller
He declares in this letter that he preferred exile rather than to make common cause with the man whom he abhorred.
"The Age of Pope" by John Dennis
It must make common cause with them; it must work shoulder to shoulder with the free youth of the world.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
Let us refuse, Verhaeren, to make common cause with this destiny.
"Romain Rolland" by Stefan Zweig
You have, like myself, a great interest in his welfare, I'm sure, and I am come to make common cause with you for his good.
"Parlous Times" by David Dwight Wells
He had half resolved to make common cause with Bill Buck, and induce him to become a confederate in the foul deed.
"The Fatal Cord" by Mayne Reid
Alcala remarked that not one of the speakers appeared inclined to make common cause with the priests.
"The Spanish Cavalier" by Charlotte Maria Tucker
Spain decided again to make common cause with the Allies, as we have before mentioned.
"Joseph Bonaparte" by John S. C. Abbott
Then Chiari resolved to make common cause with his old rival on the stage.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first" by Count Carlo Gozzi
Power after power made overtures to the League to make common cause with them.
"The Hansa Towns" by Helen Zimmern
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In news:

The Clintonites, it now seems, will even make common cause with the rightwing Hilary-haters to do so.
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