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partisan
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Don Quixote
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  • On reaching the top he saw at the foot of it over two hundred men, as it seemed to him, armed with weapons of various sorts, lances, crossbows, partisans, halberds, and pikes, and a few muskets and a great many bucklers.
  • …an impression had the rejection of Quiteria made on Camacho’s mind that it banished her at once from his thoughts; and so the counsels of the priest, who was a wise and kindly disposed man, prevailed with him, and by their means he and his partisans were pacified and tranquillised, and to prove it put up their swords again, inveighing against the pliancy of Quiteria rather than the craftiness of Basilio; Camacho maintaining that, if Quiteria as a maiden had such a love for Basilio,…

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  • I was hoping for a balanced report, but heard only partisan praise.
  • ...judges who become too caught up in the essentially political role of making new policies are apt to lose their neutrality and become partisans...
    Richard Posner  --  Law, Pragmatism, and Democracy

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