A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

BOND

Thu, 19 Oct '23
Get tight (with)
Sun, 18 Jun '23
Strong link
Mon, 20 Mar '23
Connect as pals
Sun, 28 Aug '22
Strong connection
Mon, 17 Jan '22
"___, James ___"
Tue, 20 Apr '21
James who likes his martinis "shaken, not stirred"