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  • …tone in which he had taunted Grigory and argued with him about religion at Fyodor Pavlovitch’s table, "in the ordinary occasions of life, blows on the face are forbidden nowadays by law, and people have given them up, but in exceptional occasions of life people still fly to blows, not only among us but all over the world, be it even the fullest Republic of France, just as in the time of Adam and Eve, and they never will leave off, but you, even in an exceptional case, did not dare."

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  • The United States and each of its states are republics.
  • A republic is a particular type of democracy.

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