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democracy
 n.  a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
Classic Sentence:
1  In that campaign, the object of the French soldier, the son of democracy, was the conquest of a yoke for others.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN...
2  The grandeur of democracy is to disown nothing and to deny nothing of humanity.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER V—PRAYER
3  He was an officiating priest and a man of war; from the immediate point of view, a soldier of the democracy; above the contemporary movement, the priest of the ideal.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
4  All those words: rights of the people, rights of man, the social contract, the French Revolution, the Republic, democracy, humanity, civilization, religion, progress, came very near to signifying nothing whatever to Grantaire.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
5  He did not understand how men could busy themselves with hating each other because of silly stuff like the charter, democracy, legitimacy, monarchy, the republic, etc.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MABEUF
6  The enraged democracy reproached it with this.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
7  Sturdiness and democracy and opportunity.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
8  She felt that these independent citizens, who had been taught that they belonged to a democracy, would resent her trying to play Lady Bountiful.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
9  In strange contrast to the hardly tolerable constraint and nameless invisible domineerings of the captain's table, was the entire care-free license and ease, the almost frantic democracy of those inferior fellows the harpooneers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
10  It was the beginning of democracy with him.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 9
11  And now in the union Jurgis met men who explained all this mystery to him; and he learned that America differed from Russia in that its government existed under the form of a democracy.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 9
12  "It's all my eye about democracy," she concluded.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
13  I quite sympathize with the rage of the English democracy against what they call the vices of the upper orders.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
14  For where we have a monarchy, an aristocracy, and a democracy existing together in the same city, each of the three serves as a check upon the other.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II.
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16  Unintelligible legislation is the negation of the rule of law and of parliamentary democracy.
17  The person who embodies democracy at the local level is the mayor.
18  The military regime has promised to restore democracy soon.
19  We are committed to supporting democracy and reform in the region.
20  Plans to reform local government are designed to neuter local democracy.
21  He will remain head of state during the transition to democracy.
22  In a liberal democracy this needs to be scrutinized constantly, and herein lies the first problem for the researcher.
23  In cities people talked about science and democracy, but feudalism flourished on the land.
24  A strong opposition is vital to a healthy democracy.
25  In both cases therefore a system of representative democracy is adopted.
26  In the end, the Southern Africa supporters of the Zimbabwe government under-estimated the opposition across the Commonwealth, including that of some other African states, to letting Zimbabwe back without progress on democracy and human rights.
27  South Africa praised the outcome of the election as another indication of Africa's growing commitment to multi-party democracy.
28  Fleming said he had left his party because of a dismal lack of democracy in party structures.
29  The last thing we will see is Thailand again revert to military rule or move away from democracy.
30  The weeping figure with his head bowed as the earlier death sentence was passed, stood in stark contrast to the confident and charismatic man who brought down democracy in May 2000.