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legislature
used in Gone with the Wind

24 uses
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Definition a group made up of government representatives (usually elected) that has the power to create laws
  • Them legislatures might just as well have hollered 'Hurray for Jeff Davis and the Southern Confederacy' for all the good it'll do them— and us.
    4.42 (86% in)
  • The way I figure is the legislature couldn't have done different.
    4.42 (74% in)
  • The legislature? thought Scarlett in relief.
    4.42 (74% in)
  • She had little interest in the legislature, feeling that its doings could hardly affect her.
    4.42 (74% in)
  • What's the legislature been up to now?
    4.42 (75% in)
  • It was submitted to the legislature and they refused to ratify it.
    4.42 (77% in)
  • I'm proud of the legislature, proud of their gumption!" shouted Uncle Henry.
    4.42 (77% in)
  • Suppose we have a darky legislature?
    4.42 (78% in)
  • Whether it's wisest to fight this thing like the legislature has done, rouse the North against us and bring the whole Yankee Army on us to cram the darky vote down us, whether we want it or not.
    4.42 (79% in)
  • But if the legislature has decided to do it, I'll stand by the legislature.
    4.42 (84% in)
  • But if the legislature has decided to do it, I'll stand by the legislature.
    4.42 (84% in)
  • Would this foolish action of the legislature have any effect on her safety?
    4.42 (85% in)
  • But you got to admire them legislatures' sperrit!
    4.42 (86% in)
  • As Ashley had prophesied, there had been hell to pay since the legislature refused to ratify the amendment.
    4.44 (1% in)
  • She silently cursed the legislature for bringing this worse disaster upon them all.
    4.44 (6% in)
  • Already many other Southern states had illiterate negroes in high public office and legislatures dominated by negroes and Carpetbaggers.
    4.47 (80% in)
  • When the Democrats get a governor and a legislature of their own, all your new vulgar Republican friends will be wiped off the chess board and sent back to minding bars and emptying slops where they belong.
    5.49 (45% in)
  • Scarlett laughed, and with some justice, for at that time, Bullock was safe in the governor's chair, twenty-seven negroes were in the legislature and thousands of the Democratic voters of Georgia were disfranchised.
    5.49 (46% in)
  • These negroes sat in the legislature where they spent most of their time eating goobers and easing their unaccustomed feet into and out of new shoes.
    5.52 (35% in)
  • We have a Democratic majority in the legislature now, haven't we?
    5.58 (41% in)
  • I know just enough about the inside of some of these deals to be very valuable when the legislature starts digging into them—and that won't be far off, from the way things look now.
    5.58 (46% in)
  • The governor was too strongly entrenched for any legislature to do anything to him, much less put him in jail.
    5.58 (49% in)
  • The Democrats had a majority in the legislature now, and that meant just one thing.
    5.58 (70% in)
  • The negroes had frolicked through the legislature, grasping aliens had mismanaged the government, private individuals had enriched themselves from public funds.
    5.58 (81% in)

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