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annex -- as in: annexed the community
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as in: annexed the community Define
to take territory -- such as a city making land outside of it a part of the city
  • The county annexed the rural community where we live.
  • Hitler annexed Lithuania.
  • When, a few years later, the Emperor annexed the land, the Eritreans at once began a guerrilla war for their liberation.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Sam Houston was elected president, and a struggle began for annexation by the United States, an idea resisted by antislavery forces in the U.S. Congress.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?

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  • The Empire has rightfully annexed this land.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Before Stalin annexed Eastern Europe.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The Colony of Connecticut is annexed to Massachusetts.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • A fellow standing on a piano declared that the fire was the friend of the "Alsatia refers to Alsace-Lorraine, a region in northeastern France that was annexed by Germany in 1871.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • When Germany annexed Austria in March of 1938 and occupied the Sudentenland area of Czechoslovakia six months later, discrimination against Jews increased there as well.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • "La Reconquista is not to be accomplished by force of arms, as was the U.S. annexation of the Southwest and California in 1848," he wrote.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts

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  • The Germans were demanding the annexation of Gdansk, agitating for a "corridor"; while Neville Chamberlain still dithered, the Huns were clamoring in the west, shaking the flimsy Polish gates.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "We will not quarrel for the greater share of blame annexed to that evening," said Elizabeth.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • It gradually annexed province after province, purchasing them of the native chiefs, whom it seldom paid, and appointed the governor-general and his subordinates, civil and military.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • But annexed to it and preserved with it, probably m a single red case, were the three large volumes, bound in red leather, that Bilbo gave to him as a parting gift.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Clearly this is a place that should be developed-" ’seagoing folk would have annexed it.’ "
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The apple lay untouched on her desk until the next morning, when little Timothy Andrews, who swept the school and kindled the fire, annexed it as one of his perquisites.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • A clever nation would have conquered a very stupid one and annexed it.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • I made my humblest acknowledgment to this illustrious person, for his great communicativeness; and promised, "if ever I had the good fortune to return to my native country, that I would do him justice, as the sole inventor of this wonderful machine;" the form and contrivance of which I desired leave to delineate on paper, as in the figure here annexed.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • By then, with the farmlands and many of the Mexicans of Klingerman Street removed, the City of Rosemead annexed this part of South San Gabriel and it ceased being unwanted county territory.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • The new are either entirely new, as was Milan to Francesco Sforza, or they are, as it were, members annexed to the hereditary state of the prince who has acquired them, as was the kingdom of Naples to that of the King of Spain.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Hassan annexed the stallion intended for Aziz, and defied Mahmoud Ali’s man from its altitude.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Their attention and wit were drawn off to his more fortunate rival; and the raillery which the other had incurred before any partiality arose, was removed when his feelings began really to call for the ridicule so justly annexed to sensibility.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • I wondered how he would feel if the positions were reversed and it was Attolia annexing the land of his people.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • He was the disciple of a holy man annexed by a strong-willed old lady.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Yet sometimes nations will decline so low From virtue, which is reason, that no wrong, But justice, and some fatal curse annexed, Deprives them of their outward liberty; Their inward lost: Witness the irreverent son Of him who built the ark; who, for the shame Done to his father, heard this heavy curse, Servant of servants, on his vicious race.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • The muff was so very remarkable, that our heroe might possibly have recollected it without the information annexed.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • I propos’d to myself, for the sake of clearness, to use rather more names, with fewer ideas annex’d to each, than a few names with more ideas; and I included under thirteen names of virtues all that at that time occurr’d to me as necessary or desirable, and annexed to each a short precept, which fully express’d the extent I gave to its meaning.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • This annexation took place in the same way in which a foreign language is appropriated, namely, by translation.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • The instrument of record will be the British treaty that expires in 1997, his commission a supposedly reasonable prelude to annexation and control.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • In 1877, when James Fitzsimmons was three, the Coney Island Jockey Club annexed his family’s Brooklyn neighborhood and literally built a track around his house, leaving it standing in the infield while the racing world revolved around it.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Gladstone explained that this was no longer in the interest of humanity and that a forcible annexation of Hyperion-under the guise of defending the Web itself-would allow more progressive Al coalitions in the Core to gain power.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Lieutenant Truxton told me that, when Texas was annexed, there was a careful discussion among the officers, whether they should get hold of Nolan’s handsome set of maps and cut Texas out of it,—from the map of the world and the map of Mexico.
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • There was to be plantation music in the studio after dinner—for Mrs. Fisher, despairing of the republic, had taken up modelling, and annexed to her small crowded house a spacious apartment, which, whatever its uses in her hours of plastic inspiration, served at other times for the exercise of an indefatigable hospitality.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • But it hath already been shown, that not onely the whole Militia, or forces of the Common-wealth; but also the Judicature of all Controversies, is annexed to the Soveraignty.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Conning for an hour in the British Museum the pages of works devoted to extinct, half-extinct, obscured, and ruined families appertaining to the quarter of England in which he proposed to settle, he considered that d’Urberville looked and sounded as well as any of them: and d’Urberville accordingly was annexed to his own name for himself and his heirs eternally.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • He learned from Mrs. Osmond that her husband had made a large collection before their marriage and that, though he had annexed a number of fine pieces within the last three years, he had achieved his greatest finds at a time when he had not the advantage of her advice.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • To this mental estate mapped out a quarter of a century before, to sensibilities thus fenced in, Mr. Casaubon had thought of annexing happiness with a lovely young bride; but even before marriage, as we have seen, he found himself under a new depression in the consciousness that the new bliss was not blissful to him.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Three hundred unjoined versions would circulate through the barracks by midnight, gathered and appropriated by cadets who were not present but who would claim they were, until the fight would enter into the history of that academic year according to joyous laws of storytelling where the annexation of myth becomes a form of truth itself.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • …nights; by a comparison of incidents and dialogue, down to the very last word he may have written a fortnight before, do your utmost to anticipate his plot—all this without his permission, and against his will; and then, to crown the whole proceeding, publish in some mean pamphlet, an unmeaning farrago of garbled extracts from his work, to which your name as author, with the honourable distinction annexed, of having perpetrated a hundred other outrages of the same description.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • He reduced Judea to a Roman province, and annexed it to the prefecture of Syria.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • It had obviously had to be enlarged several times by the annexation of adjacent fields.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Like they’re annexing us or doing us some kind of favor.
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • Margaret was all for sight-seeing, and while the others were finishing their tea at the Raven, she annexed a motor and hurried over the astonishing city.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • It would also be a country less likely bent on expansion to the south and west, leaving Cuba, Mexico, and even Texas more accessible to annexation by the British Empire.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • No bills of rights appear annexed to the constitutions of the other States, except the foregoing, and their constitutions are equally silent.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • A Fahrenheit’s thermometer in a mahogany case, and with a barometer annexed, was hung against the wall, at some little distance from the stove, which Benjamin consulted, every half hour, with prodigious exactitude.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • I thought leaders of nations used to dream of vast land empires—expansion, annexation, troop movements, armored units driving in dusty juggernauts over the plains, the forced march of language and appetite, the digging of mass graves.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Here you can scarcely understand what it means that the United States has annexed that enormous territory which was the cradle of the Faith in the New World.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • On June 29, 1889, when Holmes’s building was half completed, Chicago annexed Englewood and soon afterward established a new police precinct, the Tenth, Second Division, at Sixty-third and Wentworth, seven blocks from Holmes’s pharmacy.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • He learned from Mrs. Osmond that her husband had made a large collection before their marriage and that, though he had annexed a number of fine pieces within the last three years, he had achieved his greatest finds at a time when he had not the advantage of her advice.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
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as in: annexed the community Define
to take territory -- such as a city making land outside of it a part of the city
as in: annex of the main building Define
an addition that extends a main building or: to attach something -- especially to something larger or more important
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