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 Meanings and Examples of FACTION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
faction
 n.  a party of persons having a common end in view
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Benjamin was the only animal who did not side with either faction.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
2  The other guests were now fast dispersing, with the exception of those immediately attached to Prince John's faction, and his retinue.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
3  These, and many more arguments, some adapted to the peculiar circumstances of those whom he addressed, had the expected weight with the nobles of Prince John's faction.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  No sooner were we landed, than the blacks of a contrary faction to that of my captain attempted to rob him of his booty.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XI
5  From each remaining springs a party, and from each misinterpretation a faction; and each party thinks that it alone has the true text, and each faction thinks that it possesses the light.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
6  Power itself is often a faction.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
7  For when they cannot agree to pass some measure favourable to freedom, one faction or the other sets itself to support some one man, and a tyranny at once springs up.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XL.
8  Thus the desire to secure its own liberty prompted each faction to make itself strong enough to oppress the other.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLVI.
9  The latter faction being worsted, left the town, and sent to the Volscians for help; whereupon, the nobles sought help from Rome.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXVI.
10  Ethan, from motives of economy, had always been glad that Zeena was of the latter faction.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
11  Hence hatred sprung up on every side, and hatred growing to division, these led to factions, and these again to ruin.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
12  But Pacuvius Calavius, who at this time filled the office of chief magistrate, perceiving the danger, took upon himself to reconcile the contending factions.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLVII.
13  A few years ago the city of Perugia was split into the two factions of the Baglioni and the Oddi, the former holding the government, the latter being in exile.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XIV.
14  After much controversy and wrangling, these factions would presently proceed to bloodshed, to pulling down houses, plundering property, and all the other violent courses usual in divided cities.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXVII.
15  In the first place, it is impossible for the ruling power, whether prince or republic, to be friends with both factions.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXVII.
Example Sentence:
1  This faction is aligned with the NY and regional board members; in combination, they now have a thin majority on the National Board.
2  Since the unpopular Darfur Peace Agreement was signed by one of the three rebel factions last year, the groups have splintered into numerous fighting forces.
3  Which caused King Lear more suffering: the dissolution of his kingdom into warring factions, or of his aged, failing body?
4  A peace agreement will be signed by the leaders of the country's warring factions.
5  They found themselves trapped in the no-man's-land between the two warring factions.
6  As with almost any topic, differences are apparent, given the intense state of factional rivalry between reformists and hardliners.
7  The pursuit of purity involved vicious factional fights as real Marxists drove out renegades, revisionists and heretics.