MINORITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MINORITY
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 n.  a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group
Classic Sentence: (45 in 4 pages)
1  This is that which puts the authority into the parents hands to govern the minority of their children.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
2  This ends not with minority, but holds in all parts and conditions of a man's life.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
3  paternal power to parents for the benefit of their children during their minority, to supply their want of ability, and understanding how to manage their property.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
4  Paternal power is only where minority makes the child incapable to manage his property; political, where men have property in their own disposal; and despotical, over such as have no property at all.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
5  They despise the submission and subserviency of the Southern Negroes, but offer no other means by which a poor and oppressed minority can exist side by side with its masters.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In X
6  There were a few of the coloured students who felt that the Indians ought not to be admitted to Hampton, but these were in the minority.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VI.
7  In that section, the Confederate sympathizers were in the minority and the hand of war fell heavily upon them, as it did on all the border states, neighbor informing against neighbor and brother killing brother.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
8  Thanks to the negro vote, the Republicans and their allies were firmly entrenched and they were riding rough-shod over the powerless but still protesting minority.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LII
9  The protesting minority were forgotten in the throng which abjured and came; and the audience was almost as brilliant as the show.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
10  Some, a minority, acknowledged him to be different from themselves and from everyone else, expected great things of him, listened to him, admired, and imitated him, and with them Prince Andrew was natural and pleasant.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III
11  Natasha felt that she would be left with her mother and Sonya among a minority of women who crowded near the wall, not having been invited to dance.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XVI
12  If minor errors were punished so sternly, what would be the fate of this arch rebel.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
13  Then they went in to lunch, and Mrs. Manresa bubbled up, enjoying her own capacity to surmount, without turning a hair, this minor social crisis--this laying of two more places.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 3
14  She seems a minor, and must therefore be at our royal disposal in marriage.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
15  Love was only a minor accompaniment.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
Example Sentence: (65 in 5 pages)
16  One thing I think you underestimate is how much in the minority you are.
17  Will it suddenly be once-again fashionable for the minority party to say the majority is not operating in good faith?
18  His only injuries were some minor scratches above his eye.
19  This cream can be used to treat sundry minor injuries.
20  You will experience some minor discomfort during the treatment.
21  There is concern that police use the law to confiscate assets from people who have committed minor offences.
22  A biopsy is usually a minor surgical procedure.
23  Western officials say the problem is minor, and should be quickly overcome.
24  The birth of her son was a minor interruption to her career.
25  The overall situation is good, despite a few minor problems.
26  Basically it was a fine performance I have only minor quibbles to make about her technique.
27  She made a few minor adjustments to the focus of her camera.
28  Your health is generally good, but you do have a few minor problems.
29  The group suffered an extraordinary series of minor mishaps.
30  Inventions typically involve minor improvements in technology.