One possibility is that the country remains small and tight-knit enough to make the idea of shared sacrifice compelling.
The grieving family and tight-knit ranching community wanted to keep politicians at bay, for just one day.
Broadly speaking, Mormons are tight-knit, and accepted minority group in the United Kingdom and Europe.
And I was working with a tight-knit tank crew, so their day job is going to hell and back.
Charleston, the town where Gandee lived, is a small, tight-knit community.
As in many mill towns in New England, the French-Canadians in Lowell stuck together in a tight-knit ethnic enclave.
But just underneath them, there is a tight-knit and generally like-minded clique of their deputies and close advisers.
This development has not been embraced by everyone in her tight-knit Orthodox community.
He would recall that moment for the rest of his life, this rare peek into the world of the tight-knit Kennedys.
His well-built, tight-knit figure gave one the impression that he was even stronger than he looked.