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formed a coalition government
  an organization of diverse entities — usually for a political purpose
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  • formed a coalition government
  • Coalition forces are fighting the insurgency.
  • A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign to defeat the legislation.
  • My parents were some of the first ones to make it to the camps set up by the coalition between governments.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials

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  • Post-Flares Coalition.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • The group was a gorgeous rainbow coalition of youth, dreadlocks and freckles, eyes of blue and green and brown.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The Desegregation Center was the first I had ever seen of a coalition of blacks and whites operating together for the same purpose.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Our sources indicate that President Gray and his cabinet believe this to be the work of the Federal Coalition.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • I was one of 146,000 American and coalition troops in there, under the command of General Tommy Franks.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The coalition forces have driven the Taliban out of every major city, pushed them across the border to Pakistan and to the mountains in the south and east of Afghanistan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns

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  • The coalition of Diamond, Club, and Spade dynasties that made up Parliament was falling apart.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • They were Tutsis—and allied with a group in Laurent Kabila’s coalition led by a military commander named Anselme Masasu Nindaga.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He reflected that this coalition of four young, brave, enterprising, and active men ought to have some other object than swaggering walks, fencing lessons, and practical jokes, more or less witty.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • In running from her past, Mommy has created her own nation, a rainbow coalition that descends on her house every Christmas and Thanksgiving and sleeps everywhere-on the floor, on rugs, in shifts; sleeping double, triple to a bed, "two up, three down," just like old times.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • If Bonaparte landed at Naples, the whole coalition would be on foot before he could even reach Piomoino; if he land in Tuscany, he will be in an unfriendly territory; if he land in France, it must be with a handful of men, and the result of that is easily foretold, execrated as he is by the population.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Both bands, in a sudden and serendipitous coalition of rock and brass, swung into the school song.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • General Teofilo Vargas came forward with his intentions: in a few hours he shattered the coalition of better-qualified commanders and took charge of the main command.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • We—by we I mean the NATO coalition—aren’t going to be allowed time to catch up with them in operational IC’s, much less control space.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • It was still early in his stewardship of the Party, and he depended on a loose coalition of colleagues—not friends, these men did not make friends.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • To a happy coalition Of intelligent interests.
    T.S. Eliot  --  Murder in the Cathedral
  • If you cannot bring yourself to respect my station and to accept a fair division of responsibility, as two allies ought to, then it is my opinion that you are unfit to command a coalition such as ours, and I shall set myself against you however I may.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • "The usual coalition of colonial jingoists and throwbacks," Singh had said.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • He seemed aloof from the rest of the group, not an actual member of the coalition, somehow dismissive of it all.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • The extremists were forming a false coalition with the socialists, making promises they had no intention of keeping.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • …midnight rainstorm, to the treacherous wall of Hougomont, to the sunken road of Ohain, to Grouchy’s delay, to Blucher’s arrival, to be Irony itself in the tomb, to act so as to stand upright though fallen, to drown in two syllables the European coalition, to offer kings privies which the Caesars once knew, to make the lowest of words the most lofty by entwining with it the glory of France, insolently to end Waterloo with Mardigras, to finish Leonidas with Rabellais, to set the crown on…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • This time as part of a coalition between what had by now become two separate parties—the Communist Party of India, and the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Signs of renewed collective enterprise and an increased sense of national identity are the Olympic games, founded in 766 B.C., the establishment of an oracular center for all Greeks at Delphi, and a new wave of colonization and exploration that expanded the Greek horizons from the Strait of Gibraltar to the Black Sea beyond the Troad.7 It has been noted that a main concern of The Iliad is the difficulties of keeping together a massive but tenuously united coalition.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The republic is to have a coalition government.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Every other member of the coalition, be they Polish or whatever, could.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • "Which is why you begin building the coalition immediately, starting with Israel," Thomas said.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • A federal coalition of States is more successful if the State governments are founded on the same principles.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • A group of insurgents tried to take out my convoy in retaliation for the coalition forces bombing Iraqi women and children.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • Lincoln’s was the masterful diplomacy to hold such a coalition together, carry it into power, and with it win a war.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • His favorite biblical verse, Isaiah 1:18, exemplifies his passion for building coalitions: "Come now, let us reason together."
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Governments of dissimilar principles and forms have been found less adapted to a federal coalition of any sort, than those of a kindred nature.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • As it turned out, though, after the first couple of weeks, the coalition maintained air superiority over Iraq, and the missions became routine.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • Taking up the defense of this case would be an unwise step for anyone who would eventually need to forge a coalition between Northern and Southern states.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Russia is working feverishly for it, and the arrow of the coalition is pointed at the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, without whose breakup Russia cannot accomplish a single one of its goals.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The prime minister had begun to talk about how, for the sake of fairness, he would be obliged to take up the matter at least with the leaders of the other two parties in the coalition government.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Young Bindo Altoviti, looking out from time, made a perfect coalition with the mountains, the sky, and the tall redheaded woman who had bent over just slightly to examine a raging battle that was long over.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • He therefore disposed himself to clear the way for the favourable reception of his friends, since he found that the unnatural coalition became necessary to secure the liberty, if not the lives, of the party.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • That said, Adams got to the essential point, lest Pickering have any misconceptions : I will say to you, however, that I consider this letter as the most authentic intelligence yet received in America of the successes of the coalition.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The late money says it’s the Indians, who so despise Korean competition, it’s the Jews envious of new Korean money, Chinese hateful of Korean communality, blacks who want something, anything of justice, it’s the uneasy coalition of our colors, that oldest strife of city and alley and schoolyard.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • The noble Refrigerator assented; but added that if William Barnacle and Tudor Stiltstalking, when they came over to one another and formed their ever-memorable coalition, had boldly muzzled the newspapers, and rendered it penal for any Editor-person to presume to discuss the conduct of any appointed authority abroad or at home, he thought the country would have been preserved.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Ask yourself why the U.S. Christian Coalition is the most influential lobby against scientific progress in the world.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He imagined that Venn and Mrs. Yeobright were in league, and felt that there was a certain legitimacy in combating such a coalition.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • This was right after the Accelerationist-Deicrat split, when the Holy Coalition squeezed out the tech boys and kept right on squeezing.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The International Women’s Health Coalition, based in New York, is best known for advocacy, but it also awards grants to small organizations around the globe that support women.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Although less well known than Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority and Pat Robertson’s Christian Coalition, Dobson’s Focus on the Family generates much larger annual revenues.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • But Kabila soon revealed he had little interest in maintaining this broad coalition.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
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