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allegiance
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  • That’s why they make little kids pledge allegiance even before they know what "pledge" and "allegiance" mean.’
  • That’s why they make little kids pledge allegiance even before they know what "pledge" and "allegiance" mean.’
  • To anyone who questioned the effectiveness of the loyalty oaths, he replied that people who really did owe allegiance to their country would be proud to pledge it as often as he forced them to.
  • At the far end of the food counter, a group of men who had arrived earlier were pledging allegiance to the flag, with trays of food balanced in one hand, in order to be allowed to take seats at the table.
  • When other officers had followed his urging and introduced loyalty oaths of their own, he went them one better by making every son of a bitch who came to his intelligence tent sign two loyalty oaths, then three, then four; then he introduced the pledge of allegiance, and after that ’The Star-Spangled Banner,’ one chorus, two choruses, three choruses, four choruses.

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  • We owe no allegiance to the outdated ideas of our political party.
  • Did you pledge allegiance to the flag this morning?
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying

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