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Anna Karenina
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  • Two noble gentlemen, who had a weakness for strong drink, had been made drunk by the partisans of Snetkov, and a third had been robbed of his uniform.
  • Some of the young men, as Levin observed, belonged to the old party; and some of the very oldest noblemen, on the contrary, were whispering with Sviazhsky, and were evidently ardent partisans of the new party.
  • One would have thought he must have understood that society was closed for him and Anna; but now some vague ideas had sprung up in his brain that this was only the case in old-fashioned days, and that now with the rapidity of modern progress (he had unconsciously become by now a partisan of every sort of progress) the views of society had changed, and that the question whether they would be received in society was not a foregone conclusion.

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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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