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  • When you have a monopoly you can raise prices.
  • They have no monopoly on intelligence
  • a monopoly on silver
  • Monopoly is the enemy of efficiency.
    Thomas Sowell  --  Basic Economics:  A Citizen’s Guide to the Economy

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  • Do you think you have a monopoly on the truth?
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • He was the only hamburger man in Shale City so he had a monopoly on the business.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • Then she took the lids off the Monopoly box and two jigsaw puzzles.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • "They were playing Monopoly in the bedroom, but you never know when that’s going to go south."
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • We believe that the Justice Department will see the Circle for what it is, a monopoly in its purest sense, and move to break it up, just as they did with Standard Oil, AT&T and every other demonstrated monopoly in our history.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I asked him one afternoon at age seven, eyeing him skeptically across the card table where he was letting me win at Monopoly.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • And daily arguments over Monopoly, cricket, or marital issues that blazed and died on the privacy of this mountain.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The most popular is Monopoly pieces, but this will prove to be wrong.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Palmer opened them: a soccer ball, a book, a pair of sneakers, a Monopoly game.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer
  • Monopoly and stuff.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • It was based on Monopoly, created for the children by an engineer named Oswald Pock who had been deported to Terezin.
    Karen Levine  --  Hana’s Suitcase
  • In language arts, Mrs. Granger had a monopoly—and a reputation.
    Andrew Clements  --  Frindle
  • And they accuse IG Farben of monopolistic practices!
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He wished they could just move their Monopoly pieces and pretend the time wasn’t ticking away.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • Within two months of my dinner at the Barbours’, Kitsey and I were seeing each other every day practically —long walks and dinner (sometimes Match 65 or Le Bilboquet, sometimes sandwiches in the kitchen) and talking about old times: about Andy, and rainy Sundays with the Monopoly board ("you two were so mean . it was like Shirley Temple against Henry Ford and J. P. Morgan .
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • You were defying the monopoly that men like him had held for ages.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Boys do not have a monopoly on the Staring Business, after all.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Well, so have I. Peter didn’t have a monopoly on that, whatever the testers thought.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Toohey acquired a reputation and an unofficial monopoly.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • These people, whose origins lay in the salaried middle class and the upper grades of the working class, had been shaped and brought together by the barren world of monopoly industry and centralized government.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • We snuck into each other’s rooms by night to trade secrets, argue, commiserate, spy, and continue chess games and monopoly games that had begun days earlier.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • A boy from the town, trenching on Smith’s monopoly, was selling papers with the afternoon’s news.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Why did my plans for my own future have to depend upon the arbitrary opinion of a selfish monopolist? I wasn’t going to stand for that.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Myriad has been accused of creating a monopoly, since no one else can offer the test, and researchers can’t develop cheaper tests or new therapies without getting permission from Myriad and paying steep licensing fees.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Well, Ras the Exhorter has had a monopoly in Harlem.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • They feared that the church’s monopoly on ’truth’ threatened academic enlightenment around the world.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He mentioned that there was an opportunity for a great amalgamation and monopoly of the corn and seed trade on those premises, if enlarged, such as had never occurred before in that or any other neighborhood.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • All enjoyments for some, all privations for the rest, that is to say, for the people; privilege, exception, monopoly, feudalism, born from toil itself.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Tired as he felt at night, and dark and bitter cold as it was in the morning, Jurgis generally chose to walk; at the hours other workmen were traveling, the streetcar monopoly saw fit to put on so few cars that there would be men hanging to every foot of the backs of them and often crouching upon the snow-covered roof.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • But he set up no monopoly of the general attention, or the conversation.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I propose to raise a revolution against the lie that the majority has the monopoly of the truth.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • The state is an organization of violence, a monopoly in what it is pleased to call legitimate violence.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • From then on, monasteries had the monopoly of education, reflection, and meditation.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • She had obviously had a monopoly of Tommy, for now she abandoned hope of his attention with what was once called ill grace, and petulantly crossed the crescent of the deck.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • No sooner were the spirit monopolies abolished than the railways came up, and banking companies; that, too, is profit without work.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • No, faith; lords and great men will not let me: if I had a monopoly out, they would have part on’t and loads too: they will not let me have all the fool to myself; they’ll be snatching.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • The Guild’s as jealous of its privacy as it is of its monopoly.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • You get the average baron that we see nowadays, people like Sir Bruce Sans Pitie, who simply go clod-hopping round the country dressed in steel, and doing exactly what they please, for sport It is our Norman idea about the upper classes having a monopoly of power, without reference to justice.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Mr. Jarndyce said that he condoled with him with all his heart and that he set up no monopoly himself in being unjustly treated by this monstrous system.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Restless committed men, whose time was an taken up in getting a living or keeping it; ministers who spoke of God as if they enjoyed a monopoly of the subject, who could not bear all kinds of opinions; doctors, lawyers, uneasy housekeepers who pried into my cupboard and bed when I was out—how came Mrs.—to know that my sheets were not as clean as hers?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • A firm can secure this monopoly power through patents, but that wasn’t the case with the second-line tb drugs.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Xavier himself had a near-monopoly on fastidiousness in Lonesome Dove.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • A two-story structure dating from the seventeenth century, it was the building where the tobacco monopoly had been located under Spanish rule, and its ruined owners had been obliged to rent it out in bits and pieces because they did not have the money to maintain it.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • No. The ten thousand Gopher Prairies had no monopoly of greetings and friendly hands.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • That was all there was to drink in this prohibition state- except beer, but that was a government monopoly and too expensive except on special occasions.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • Complete monopoly.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
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