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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fraternize.

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Examples

  • From the time of the first Crusade there has been a steady tendency to the unity of Christian countries; and notwithstanding all their conflicts with one another, and partly as one of the effects of those conflicts, they have "fraternized," until now there exists a mighty Christian Commonwealth, the members of which ought to be able to govern the world in accordance with the principles of a religion that is in itself peace.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 45, July, 1861

  • BETWEEN THE LINESDuring World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, a married man, "fraternized" with Kay Summersby, his army driver.

    In The Time Of The Tabs

  • All generals, war-secretaries, and jingo-leaders in the two countries died on that day; and that day two vast armies, undirected, like strayed sheep, walked over each other's frontiers and fraternized.

    Goliah

  • You know what happened to the girls who fraternized with Charles Manson.

    The Memory Palace

  • On Tuesday, the agency was dealt a fresh blow when an inspector general's report found that employees in the Lake Charles, La., office fraternized with oil-company workers, accepting sporting-event tickets, lunches, and other gifts from oil and natural-gas companies.

    Salazar to Cite 'Aggressive Action' on Drilling

  • Undeterred by threatened punishments, many soldiers fraternized flagrantly.

    Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II

  • One Jewish serviceman, for example, fraternized with the goal of discrediting Nazi racial theories.

    Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II

  • There are no good statistics on the number of servicemen who fraternized with German women, but estimates from the summer of 1945 suggest that while in some units only a few men were intimately acquainted with German civilians, in others, fraternization "was the rule rather than the exception."

    Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II

  • Conceding that many of the men in his unit fraternized with German women, he reassured his parents that he was "different from all the rest of the GI's in Germany" and would strictly adhere to military regulations. 83

    Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II

  • They knew one another and they fraternized with each other.

    Empire of Dreams

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