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  • No but——No use running this democracy thing into the ground.
  • Sturdiness and democracy and opportunity.
  • She felt that these independent citizens, who had been taught that they belonged to a democracy, would resent her trying to play Lady Bountiful.
  • There’s one thing that’s the matter with Gopher Prairie, at least with the ruling-class (there is a ruling-class, despite all our professions of democracy).
  • "need only the opportunity, to appreciate fine things," and "sturdy exponents of democracy."
  • Sure, they’ll bring democracy—the democracy of death.
  • Sure, they’ll bring democracy—the democracy of death.
  • He shouted that he "hated every dirty Hun; by gosh, if he could just poke a bayonet into one big fat Heinie and learn him some decency and democracy, he’d die happy."
  • Democracy is all right theoretically, and I’ll admit there are industrial injustices, but I’d rather have them than see the world reduced to a dead level of mediocrity.
  • Nat Hicks was socially acceptable; he had been here for years, and owned his shop; but this person was merely Nat’s workman, and the town’s principle of perfect democracy was not meant to be applied indiscriminately.

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  • Now class, say it all together, ’We are a democracy.’
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • It is true that we are called a democracy, for the administration is in the hands of the many and not of the few.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration

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