Example sentences for: ally

How can you use “ally” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Yet again a minor — the infant James V — succeeded to the throne, and Scots nobles were divided as to whether Scotland should draw closer to England or seek help from her old ally, France.

  • An editorial in Sunday's International Herald Tribune , headlined "Britain's Slavish Devotion to America," claims that Britain's tendency to ally itself so closely with the United States reflects the country's inability to reconcile itself with Europe.

  • Jonathan Pollard gave information to an ally, Israel, about a threat to that country's survival and he got life.

  • In 1703, England struck a deal, the Methuen Treaty, which got Portugal to ally itself with England and Holland against the Catholic powers.

  • In an editorial, the Telegraph described U.S. indecision about whether to grant an entry visa to Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams as "obscene," said that the questions about Ireland from U.S. legislators of British Prime Minister Tony Blair during his recent visit to Washington were "of the kind that ought to be reserved for a Turkish president accounting for his country's treatment of the Kurds--not for America's closest democratic ally," and urged the British government to embark on a serious propaganda war that would defeat "the terrorists ...


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