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The party caucus chose her as Speaker.
  a closed political meeting; or a group that meets to promote a policy or shared interests
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caucus caucuses caucusing caucused
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  • The party caucus chose her as Speaker.
  • The caucus held in Iowa is very important for determining the next president of the United States because it gives one candidate momentum.
  • Since her ailment compromised the safety of the others, we took up the problem in caucus.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • "There was no caucus and the opinion still holds," the brother with the pipe said.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man

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  • They saw the unwarranted police raids on black political caucuses because these caucuses refused to allow white reporters.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • What did those tinkers in the city hall at their caucus meeting decide about the Irish language?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • As the congress drew to a close, I attended a caucus to plan the future of the clubs.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Not only would the Nawab Bahadur and others be angry, but the Government of India itself also watches—and behind it is that caucus of cranks and cravens, the British Parliament.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • We caucused among ourselves and lobbied all the residents of the house, and within weeks elected our own House Committee, defeating the upperclassmen.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • And that gentleman was so determined to ruin Edward, who was the chairman of the Tory caucus, or whatever it is—that the poor dear sufferer had the very devil of a time.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier

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  • The festival encompassed all of Islam, not merely Iran, and, therefore, political rhetoric this day was confined to isolated caucuses of Iranians who chattered happily about the ayatollah’s successful attempt to centralize power.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • To their dismay, at a preliminary Republican caucus, six courageous Republicans indicated that the evidence so far introduced was not in their opinion sufficient to convict Johnson under the Articles of Impeachment.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • His life was one of caucuses and conventions, party circulars and speeches, requests, recommendations, stratagems, schemes, and ambitions.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • Most of these new words, of course, produced derivatives, for example, /to stack hay/, /to shingle/, /to shuck/ (/i. e./, corn), /to trail/ and /to caucus/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Be off with you, my boy, and play with your caucuses and leading articles and historic parties and great leaders and burning questions and the rest of your toys.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • The people had tasted this new joy; and, as we could not hope to suppress newspapers now,—no, not by the strongest party,—neither then could king, prelate, or puritan,—alone or united, suppress an organ, which was ballad, epic, newspaper, caucus, lecture, Punch,[530] and library, at the same time.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • ’What I was going to say,’ said the Dodo in an offended tone, ’was, that the best thing to get us dry would be a Caucus-race.’
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Of such sort are /caucus/ and /mileage/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • ’What IS a Caucus-race?’ said Alice; not that she wanted much to know, but the Dodo had paused as if it thought that SOMEBODY ought to speak, and no one else seemed inclined to say anything.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • The first caucuses, it would appear, were held in a caulkers’ shop in Boston, and were called /caulkers’ meetings/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • No meeting, but just the same there has been a caucus and decisions have been reached even before the event is finished.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • For example, consider /caucus/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Many beside /caucus/ were introduced by Joseph Chamberlain, a politician skilled in American campaign methods and with an American wife to prompt him.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • In England it means the managing committee of a party or fraction—something corresponding to our national committee, or state central committee, or steering committee, or to the half-forgotten congressional caucuses of the 20’s.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • They saw the unwarranted police raids on black political caucuses because these caucuses refused to allow white reporters.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • And when Congress reassembled, Calhoun was successful in forcing the Democratic caucus to strip Benton of all his committees except Foreign Affairs, on which he was left only for purposes of a trumped-up story that Atchison had graciously interceded for him.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He established firmly the native origin of a number of words now in universal use in America—/e. g./, /backwoodsman/, /breadstuffs/, /caucus/, /clapboard/, /sleigh/ and /squatter/—and of such familiar derivatives as /gubernatorial/ and /dutiable/, and he worked out the genesis of not a few loan-words, including /prairie/, /scow/, /rapids/, /hominy/ and /barbecue/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • [8] /To stump/, in the form of /stump-oratory/, is in Carlyle’s "Latter-Day Pamphlets," /circa/ 1850, and /caucus/ appears in his "Frederick the Great;"[9] though, as we have seen on the authority of Ware, it did not come into general use in England until ten years later.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • And no communion, no compromise, no caucus with them . From this command I appeal to the people of Missouri, and if they confirm the instructions, I shall give them an opportunity to find a Senator to carry their wishes into effect, as I cannot do anything to dissolve this Union, or to array one-half of it against the other.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He was re-elected to the Senate by an overwhelming majority, later to become Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus, then Secretary of the Interior and finally Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Words "introduced from the necessity of our situation, in order to express new ideas." a. Words "connected with and flowing from our political institutions," as /selectman/, /presidential/, /congressional/, /caucus/, /mass-meeting/, /lynch-law/, /help/ (for /servants/). b. Words "connected with our ecclesiastical institutions," as /associational/, /consociational/, /to fellowship/, /to missionate/. c. Words "connected with a new country," as /lot/, /diggings/, /betterments/,
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • The Rev. William Gordon, in his History of the Rise and Independence of the United States, Including the Late War, published in London in 1788, said that "more than fifty years ago Mr. Samuel Adams’ father and twenty others, one or two from the north end of the town [Boston], where the ship business is carried on, used to meet, make a /caucus/, and lay their plans for introducing certain persons into places of trust and power."
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • "Soooo," Brother Jack said, looking from face to face, "there’s been a caucus and decisions have been made.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • The council should coordinate its work with the Democracy Caucus and the U.N.
    John R. Bolton  --  American Justice and the International Criminal Court  -- 06/29/06)
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