• WordNet 3.6
    • adj aligned brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    • adj aligned in a straight line "pearly teeth evenly aligned"
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  • Angela Carter
    “I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.”


In literature:

Specifically, the point toward which units are aligned in successive movements.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
It is the Science of Nature aligned with Divinity, and compassing Humanity.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
There are aligned the social obligations and requirements of the age.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
And even if Langford were only her stepfather, would she not have felt it her duty to align herself with him?
"The Trail to Yesterday" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Careful alignment by the eye would hardly detect that Sirius was moving in two, or even in three or in four centuries.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
The line runs precisely in alignment with the star.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
Voluntarily aligned representatives of the colored population at large formed the tail of the column.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
Both drain south-eastwards from the central Quetta-Pishin plateau and both have served for railway alignment.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Shrimp surveyed their alignment with a scowl.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
But this alignment was not the circumstance that struck me as singular.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
In ordinary cases the arm should be placed in that position which gives the best alignment of the fragments and least deformity.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
On the shore two pagodas moved slowly into alignment.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
With few exceptions they were aligned with the propertied.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
Can't have it skipping around or we don't get a good alignment.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
Major Webber skillfully aligned it and moved it forward.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
In this tradition Romania aligns itself without significant reservation with the Warsaw Pact.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Once more Dick's rifle went to his shoulder, his cheek lay down on the stock, and he aligned the sights dead upon the half-caste's forehead.
"With Wolseley to Kumasi" by F.S. Brereton
It is but the prelude to a new balance of power, a new alignment of hostile national ambitions.
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl
Aligned our guns forming an obtuse angle, facing the northwest.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
When the chambers do not align perfectly, the bullet enters the barrel eccentrically and a portion of it is shaved off.
"Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by A. L. A. Himmelwright

In poetry:

O harp and altar, of the fury fused,
(How could mere toil align thy choiring strings!)
Terrific threshold of the prophet's pledge,
Prayer of pariah, and the lover's cry,—
"To Brooklyn Bridge" by Harold Hart Crane

In news:

A longtime problem in Dallas ISD has been the alignment of districts in ways that create fiefdoms for administrators and elected trustees.
Value creation through market alignment and integration.
Alignments should also take place when necessary.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said seniority should not be the only criterion for teacher layoffs, a move that aligns him with Gov Andrew Cuomo's position.
Employee line of sight alignment rests on "discretionary effort".
Personalized approach to strategic alignment.
A new wrinkle on IT and business alignment: Employee ' line of sight '.
Tim Durham and his co-defendants in the fraud case involving Fair Finance sit on the same side of the courtroom, but that doesn't mean their interests are always aligned.
State mulls name shift to align with market.
Putting Policy Alignment Before Party Affiliation.
The likely passage of online anti-piracy legislation (SOPA/PIPA) in 2012 has put a spotlight on the substantial ad-based business interests aligned with piracy and against piracy enforcement.
Basic bedding manufacturer Carpenter Co. Has unveiled the trademarked Medi Comfort pillow, designed to reduce snoring by promoting natural head and neck alignment to open the airway.
Wendy Williams Aligns With de Passe Jones Entertainment for Scripted Ventures.
Public hearing will consider a proposed alignment and an environmental report for a two-mile road project connecting Avenida La Pata in San Clemente with La Pata Avenue in San Juan Capistrano.
Fighting it unifies the fiercest of rivals, aligning labor unions with corporate CEOs as well as Democrats with Republicans.

In science:

In cases where the New pattern cannot be fully matched with the Old patterns, the system may ‘learn’ by creating patterns that are derived from multiple alignments where partial matching has been achieved or, if there are no such multiple alignments, from the New pattern itself (Wolff, 2002b).
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
By appropriate alignment within a multiple alignment, such a variable may receive a ‘value’ such as ‘gasoline’ or ‘diesel’ in this example.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
If the error in alignment with respect to the mask is larger than the physical size of the point source, then the leakage is ∼ (∆θ/θ1/2 )4 where ∆θ is the error in alignment and θ1/2 is the half power position of the mask (Kuchner & Traub 2002).
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
The two pro jected tra jectories are aligned at the origin, but are then separating. A geodesic aligned with the two tra jectories can however not split in two.
Generalizing Optical Geometry
Mirror alignment is achieved using a laser based Mirror Alignment System.
An Overview of The VERITAS Prototype Telescope And Camera
We will explicitly show in the next section that, if the condition (2.12) for aligned gaugino masses is satisfied, all complex phases of holomorphic soft parameters are aligned to that of gaugino masses and become real once gaugino masses are rotated to be real by R rotation.
Bottom-Up Approach to Moduli Dynamics in Heavy Gravitino Scenario : Superpotential, Soft Terms and Sparticle Mass Spectrum
Because the NEAT (and many other) detectors are aligned so that north is perpendicular to a CCD edge and the spiders are similarly aligned north-south and east-west, the diffraction spikes appear perpendicular to the readout spikes.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Hence we restrict our attention to the class of compactly aligned topological higher-rank graphs – these are the topological analogues of the finitely aligned higher-rank graphs studied in [26, 23, 8].
Topological higher-rank graphs and the $C^*$-algebras of topological 1-graphs
The property of being compactly aligned is to topological higher-rank graphs what finitely aligned is to discrete higher-rank graphs (see [26, 23, 8]), and regardless of the approach to the C ∗ -algebras of higherrank graphs, the property has presented itself as a necessary assumption.
Topological higher-rank graphs and the $C^*$-algebras of topological 1-graphs
Since this method must foresee alignment tolerances and needs to accept alignments of only three hits, the algorithm can generate false triggers.
The CMS High Level Trigger
Then, sites are visited randomly and flipped if they are not aligned with their local fields until a metastable state is reached in which all spins have become aligned with their fields.
Free energy landscapes, dynamics and the edge of chaos in mean-field models of spin glasses
The emitter was aligned at an angle of 45◦ . A 10.54 mm thick X-cut quartz crystal was placed in such a way that its Y and Z axes were aligned with the horizontal and vertical directions respectively.
Detecting the full polarisation state of terahertz transients
The angular momentum is also not well aligned within these two halos; about half of their mass is anti-aligned and was excluded during the construction of their angular momentum profiles.
On Universal Halos and the Radial Orbit Instability
If this block is made up entirely of concatenations of a’s then we are done: w appears with period N in y between n and n + M , and if its alignment is k mod N then we can find the occurrence of w in b with this alignment, say at index j in b, and then j, j + n are occurrences of w in y we were looking for.
Genericity in Topological Dynamics
All 20 slew profiles within a given scan are then aligned and averaged to derive the radiometrically-inferred pointing error as a function of time, all shifted so they align with the slew that got on source fastest. A representative sample of these results is shown in Figure 28.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas