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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
  • It may be a cliché, and it may be a partisan attack term, but it is also true: There is a culture of corruption across Capitol Hill.
    Michael S. Greve  --  How to Think about Constitutional Change, Part II  --  http://www.aei.org/publications/filter.all,pubID.22622/pub_detail.asp(retrieved 06/29/06)
  • He claims to be a partisan of neither party, but only of truth.

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  • I avow myself the partisan of truth alone.
    William Harvey
  • Partisan politics was legitimized during the Jacksonian Era of American history.
  • Yitzchak, who had indeed escaped, had lived in the forest with the partisans, fighting the Germans.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • That was before the first "partizan" groups had been formed;
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • But the Red Sox had plenty of partisans too; a significant percentage of the white women were from Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and the always-suspect border state of Connecticut.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Alabama elects all of its judges in highly competitive partisan elections, one of only six states to do so (thirty-two states have some form of nonpartisan judicial election process).
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • My rather meek remonstrance to the effect that wolves had been preying on caribou, without decimating the herds, for some tens of thousands of years before the white men came to Brochet, either fell on deaf ears or roused my listeners to fury at my partisanship.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • (Touchez-la," said the cold-blooded partisan, holding out his sinewy hand to Pathfinder, when he ended his explanations; "you be honnete, and dat is beaucoup.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • "Partisans are hitting the trains," he explains.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • This sentiment brewed up from a mixture of racism, conservatism, and partisan politics.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • I am originally from Cracow, where my family were passionate German partisans, for many years in the vanguard of those countless lovers of the Third Reich who admire National Socialism and the principles of the Fuhrer.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Not all partisans were Jewish, but everyone in Aunt Hannah’s group was, including Martin and Lev, the two men here with her.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Nazi Invasion, 1944
  • There was a link of understanding between them, more important than affection or partisanship.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Clubs, bills, and partisans! strike! beat them down!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • He need not have been a partisan of any faction in the town, but there is evidence to suggest that he had a sharp and biting way with hypocrites.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Still, marquise, it has been so with other usurpers—Cromwell, for instance, who was not half so bad as Napoleon, had his partisans and advocates.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • This particular year, with the development of the war and Hitler’s current victorious position, the Nazi partisans of Molching wanted the celebration to be especially befitting.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Shall I strike at it with my partisan?
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • The issue is a community issue, it’s non-partisan.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • She actually preferred to be among the poor, the working-class poor of the Red Hook Housing Projects in Brooklyn, the cement mixers, bakers, doughnut makers, grandmothers, and soul-food church partisans who were her lifelong friends.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Then let him, under the influence of partisan spirit, come to regard it as the most important part.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • The armed fighting in the Warsaw ghetto and thousands of brave deeds performed by Jewish partisans show that it was a very capable resistance too.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Although technically any cardinal under eighty years old could become Pope, only a very few had the respect necessary to command a two-thirds majority in the ferociously partisan balloting procedure.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Snape was no less obviously partisan; he had booked the Quidditch pitch for Slytherin practice so often that the Gryffindors had difficulty getting on it to play.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The display on both sides, the quickness of the one and the steadiness of the other, had excited the partisan spirit of the crowd, and the men were making new bets and increasing original bets.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Stay, yonder she is, where you see a group of partisans.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "We have discarded all our petty differences," Wesley Mouch was now saying into the microphone, "all partisan opinions, all personal interests and selfish views-in order to serve under the selfless leadership of John Galt!"
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The so-called partisan war began with the entry of the French into Smolensk.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I can assure you, my outraged young friend’ — the old man’s knowing, disdainful eyes shone even more effervescently as Nately’s stuttering dismay increased — ’that you and your country will have a no more loyal partisan in Italy than me — but only as long as you remain in Italy.’
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • My hour of favor was over; I found myself lumped along with Kurtz as a partisan of methods for which the time was not ripe: I was unsound!
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • If, heretofore, I had been none of the warmest of partisans I began now, at this season of peril and adversity, to be pretty acutely sensible with which party my predilections lay; nor was it without something like regret and shame that, according to a reasonable calculation of chances, I saw my own prospect of retaining office to be better than those of my democratic brethren.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • I became his zealous partisan, and contributed all I could to raise a party in his favour, and we combated for him a while with some hopes of success.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • While, if you did invite him to the meet, what would the King’s huntsman and the neighbours say at havin’ a partisan for a fellow guest?
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • During the weeks that followed her surprise party, while Rhett was mysteriously absent and the town in a frenzied state of gossip, excitement and partisanship, she gave no quarter to Scarlett’s detractors, whether they were her old friends or her blood kin.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • In this matter, I act as a partisan of the lady concerned.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • The other arm he had lost two years ago while a member of a troop of partisan guerilla horse in the Kansas fighting, and his head and beard were grizzled now.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • They took positions as they wished: Hera, Athena, Poseidon, girdler of the earth, and Hermes, most sharp-witted of them all; Hephaistos, proud and brawny but with tottery shanks: these were the seaborne Akhaians’ partisans.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The friar was now completely accoutred as a yeoman, with sword and buckler, bow, and quiver, and a strong partisan over his shoulder.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • He defined himself as a natural pacifist, a partisan of definitive reconciliation between Liberals and Conservatives for the good of the nation.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Almost all these gentlemen were in heart partisans of the Emperor, and had their opinions about the speedy end of the campaign.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • You do not avoid going to war by that means; you see, the cardinal is about to make the next campaign, helm on head and partisan in hand.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Thus it happens that whenever those who are hostile have the opportunity to attack they do it like partisans, whilst the others defend lukewarmly, in such wise that the prince is endangered along with them.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • It took him almost a year of fierce and bloody effort to force the government to propose conditions of peace favorable to the rebels and another year to convince his own partisans of the convenience of accepting them.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • There is still a widespread feeling against Grace Marks; and this is a most partisan country.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Then one student, apparently a partisan of the governor, said angrily that the legislature would prevent the school from losing its accreditation.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • In Natal, Zulu was murdering Zulu, for Inkatha members and ANC partisans are Zulus.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
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