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 Meanings and Examples of NATIONAL
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national
 a.  relating to or typical of a whole country and its people
 n.  someone who officially belongs to a particular country, a citizen of a particular country
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The armies of the French have thus become mixed, partly mercenary and partly national, both of which arms together are much better than mercenaries alone or auxiliaries alone, but much inferior to one's own forces.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII — CONCERNING AUXILIARIES, MIXED SOLDIERY, AN...
2  And daily, too, it seemed more plain that this was no ordinary matter of temporary relief, but a national crisis; for here loomed a labor problem of vast dimensions.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
3  Then the national election took place; and the administration, with a vote of renewed confidence from the country, addressed itself to the matter more seriously.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
4  Its failures were the result of bad local agents, the inherent difficulties of the work, and national neglect.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
5  And some felt gratitude toward the race thus sacrificed in its swaddling clothes on the altar of national integrity; and some felt and feel only indifference and contempt.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
6  Thus, by national opinion, the Negroes began to recognize Mr. Washington's leadership; and the voice of criticism was hushed.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In III
7  It is wrong to encourage a man or a people in evil-doing; it is wrong to aid and abet a national crime simply because it is unpopular not to do so.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In III
8  Washington has accomplished for the education, good citizenship, and popular enlightenment in his chosen field of labour in the South entitles him to rank with our national benefactors.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XVII.
9  Out of this national meeting grew state and local business leagues.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XVII.
10  Such action always occurs in wars that take on a national character.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER II
11  The source of that extraordinary power of penetrating the meaning of the events then occuring lay in the national feeling which he possessed in full purity and strength.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER V
12  Alexander I was as necessary for the movement of the peoples from east to west and for the refixing of national frontiers as Kutuzov had been for the salvation and glory of Russia.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XI
13  Nothing remained for the representative of the national war but to die, and Kutuzov died.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XI
14  During the national war he was inactive because he was not needed.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER IV
15  The biographies and special national histories are like paper money.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER III
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Congratulations on your success in the national college entrance examination.
17  They were now ready to create a national labour federation.
18  The best films are those which transcend national or cultural barriers.
19  Meanwhile, Americanism sets a heavy cultural foundation for American romanticism with its own national characteristics.
20  All sorts of illustrious and influential persons lent their names to our national culture.
21  My profession touches our national defense very closely.
22  She offered the familiar argument that a strong domestic steel industry is needed for national defense.
23  As with the national budget, defense takes a big chunk out of our software spending.
24  The enormous national debt amassed in the last eight years makes all this apparent prosperity nothing but a house of cards.
25  In some countries, everyone does two years' national service after leaving school.
26  She is a member of the party's national executive.
27  He has put himself forward for a place on the national executive.
28  There is also a national advisory body, without executive powers, the Bishops' Committee on Church Music.
29  He's a self-proclaimed expert on national defence.
30  He doesn't conform to/fit/fill the national stereotype of a Frenchman.