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It was a fight between the moderate and liberal factions of the Democratic Party.
  a sub-group with some interests not shared by the entire group
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faction factions factional factionalism
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  • It was a fight between the moderate and liberal factions of the Democratic Party.
  • She’s part of the far-right faction of the Republican Party.
  • a struggle for power among rival factions of the regime
  • Her faction will be full as strong as ours.
    Shakespeare  --  King Henry VI, Part 3

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  • Some faction of the Iranian government wanted her jailed.
  • Then the people of Israel were split into two factions; half supported Tibni son of Ginath for king, and the other half supported Omri.
    1 Kings 16:21 (NIV)
  • For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.
    2 Corinthians 12:20 (NIV)
  • It is important that we understand the extent of your loyalty to your chosen faction.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • We’re in the same faction!
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • During the rioting between the Cancellieri and Panciatichi factions in 1502
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince

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  • She knew that the Cornwall and Orkney faction had always been the menace to her husband’s hopes...
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • There is a faction that is sworn to drive me from my pulpit.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Bayley had all the qualifications, and a two-thirds vote into the bargain, but a faction stopped his acceptance, for reasons that are not clear.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • 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
  • The Nurse clan had been in the faction that prevented Bayley’s taking office.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • I am not blind; there is a faction and a party.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • That the guiding hand behind the outcry was Putnam’s is indicated by the fact that, as soon as it began, this Topsfield-Nurse faction absented themselves from church in protest and disbelief.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • In the sundry church wars that were a living part of Maycomb Methodism, Herbert could be counted on as the one person to keep his head, talk sense, and reconcile the more primitive elements of the congregation with the Young Turk faction.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Fighters from both factions eye their leader warily.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • If Sebastian wished to splinter the Clave into factions, and I am sure he did, he chose a good way to do it.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Our village split into factions.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Some years ago, around the turn of the last century, a splinter faction emerged among our people—a coterie of disaffected peculiars with dangerous ideas.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The result was three different factions among the scrivs, each using a different cataloging system, each firmly believing theirs was the best.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Big enough for them to have deadly factions within their ranks.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • He had suffered a good deal to show that he was no coward and now he had the satis— faction of knowing that he was worth something to his new friends.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • The ghouls divided into two factions: there were those who felt that the vanishing of their friends was meaningless, and those who believed that something, probably the night-gaunts, was out to get them.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • The Communists worked for the benefit of the poor, and united a nation shattered for decades into warring factions.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Everyone loved squirrel, although there was one purist faction in the class that liked squirrel meat without any other embellishments and another who preferred their squirrel with a thick gravy and a heavy stew.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The victim was a teacher named Kadow, head of a liberal political faction which the Nazis considered inimical to their interests.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "You don’t think certain factions in Russia might be a little angry at you for pulling out of their deal?"
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Benjamin was the only animal who did not side with either faction.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Beatrice couldn’t make out what faction they belonged to, or if they were simply common thugs.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • With being an agent of the Bonapartist faction!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • An Islamic Jihad Council, formed in Peshawar by several of the Mujahideen factions, would oversee things for two months, led by Sibghatullah Mojadidi.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Rahim Khan told me how, when the Northern Alliance took over Kabul between 1992 and 1996, different factions claimed different parts of Kabul.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • There are factions who want you to serve their interests and no one else’s.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Ethan, from motives of economy, had always been glad that Zeena was of the latter faction.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • One of the fighting factions out there-I don’t know which one-has seized our terminal and imposed a ’departure tax’ on trains.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Indeed, a sizable faction refused to accept the fact that two unknown men, two thieving strangers, were solely responsible.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • . concern that secret factions within the Masons exerted considerable control over political and financial systems.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Great care had to be taken to avoid putting members of warring factions on the same committees.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • How wildly it heightens the effect of that passage in Froissart, when, masked in the snowy symbol of their faction, the desperate White Hoods of Ghent murder their bailiff in the market-place!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • His madness: if’t be so, Hamlet is of the faction that is wrong’d; His madness is poor Hamlet’s enemy.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • "We should split into factions for safety," General Doppel urged.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Other ages, of which the present is one, are unbalanced and prone to faction, and it is our business to inflame them.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • The faction she led in the Sub-Deb girls’ club had been admonished to stop wearing low-cut dresses, smoking in the rest rooms, and sneaking out of class to smooch with boys in the band-instrument storeroom.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • He nodded his approval, and they divided into two factions, which Clovis proceeded to partition into even smaller groups as he assigned a certain number of villagers to each barge.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Factions are blind men who aim correctly.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • No sooner were we landed, than the blacks of a contrary faction to that of my captain attempted to rob him of his booty.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • There is, however, a small dissenting faction.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
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