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unanimity
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • Their prudence, unanimity, unacquaintedness with fear, and their love of their country, would amply supply all defects in the military art.
  • This project could not be of any great expense to the public; and might in my poor opinion, be of much use for the despatch of business, in those countries where senates have any share in the legislative power; beget unanimity, shorten debates, open a few mouths which are now closed, and close many more which are now open; curb the petulancy of the young, and correct the positiveness of the old; rouse the stupid, and damp the pert.

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  • The existence of a democratic society governed by the rule of law implies a lack of unanimity on almost every aspect of the public agenda. Compromise on public issues is the price of civilization, not an abrogation of principle.
    Alan Greenspan  --  The Age of Turbulence
  • On such feelings, more or less dimly shared by all, the unanimity and general approval were founded with which, despite court influences, the popular choice of Kutuzov as commander in chief was received.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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