If, heretofore, I had been none of the warmest of partisans I began now, at this season of peril and adversity, to be pretty acutely sensible with which party my predilections lay; nor was it without something like regret and shame that, according to a reasonable calculation of chances, I saw my own prospect of retaining office to be better than those of my democratic brethren. (not reviewed by editor)
Samples from Other Sources
It is a democratic country.
Movies are a democratic art form.
It promotes a return to the democratically elected political systems of the past.
Veronica Roth -- Divergent
But Mr. P isn`t a Democratic-, Republican-, Christian-, or Devil-worshipping freak.
Sherman Alexie -- The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
This country has long exemplified democratic practice to the rest of the world.
Sandra Day O`Connor and Roy Romer -- Not By Math Alone