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There is no free press in that country — just government-approved propaganda.
  information that is purposefully spread to influence opinions — typically one-sided and often misleading information of a political nature
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  • There is no free press in that country — just government-approved propaganda.
  • typical Iranian propaganda that blames foreigners for every evil
  • We were duped by Palestinian propaganda.
  • The entire thing had been staged for propaganda.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken

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  • "This is propaganda," I spat, remembering the word from Dad’s tattered history book.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • My father tried to counter their propaganda, but it was hard.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The ymbrynes have been feeding you lies and propaganda for a hundred years.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • You need to counter the propaganda against you with your own campaign before trying any kind of a comeback.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • And as I spoke I knew these would be the most important words I would ever say and that it was important that they were the right words, that they were not propaganda, an attempt to change his mind, but respectful of what Will had said.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • They’re tied to the course of Western civilization, even though that whole concept is imperialist Eurocentric propaganda, man.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • Nazi propaganda portrayed the events of that night as a spontaneous demonstration against Jews as retaliation for the killing of a German diplomat in Paris by a young Jew named Herschel Grynszpan.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Right at the entrance to our alley, where you could not help noticing it, stood the propaganda wall.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • If you have a sister back home, you’re supposed to think of her as a pretty girl in a propaganda poster: rosy-cheeked, brave, steadfast.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The antebellum propaganda war between North and South had created in southern minds an image of the hated Yankees as an amalgam of money-grubbing mudsill Black Republican abolitionist Goths and Vandals.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • On the other hand, I think you may be well shut of your employment at McGraw-Hill, which by your own account sounded fairly grim, the firm anyway being notoriously little else but the mouthpiece and the propaganda outlet for the commercial robber barons who have preyed on the American people for a hundred years and more.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Don’t tell me your family believes that Government propaganda stuff," she said.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • But Lou Ann had bought the company propaganda, hook, line, and sinker.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • The propaganda and bloodshed had worked.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • It was a museum used for propaganda displays of various kinds — scale models of rocket bombs and Floating Fortresses, waxwork tableaux illustrating enemy atrocities, and the like.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Those videos were created for propaganda purposes.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • The British and the Russians are probably exaggerating for propaganda purposes, just like the Germans.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • This was only to keep Laila a step or two ahead of her class, not because he disapproved of the work assigned by the school-the propaganda teaching notwithstanding.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Usually we only watch when it’s mandatory, because the mixture of propaganda and displays of the Capitol’s power—including clips from seventy-four years of Hunger Games—is so odious.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The "Appeal" was a "propaganda" paper.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • An intensive propaganda against viviparous reproduction 
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Egyptologists believe this was just a lot of propaganda, but in fact it was often literally true.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • I would spend my days in your father’s house, up in the study, reading your mother’s old books, listening to the news, watching the communist propaganda on television.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Had she really any life of her own behind all her propagandism?
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • She talked about camp— swimming, arts and crafts, LDS propaganda.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • You know how frequently and how usefully they have been mentioning it in all of their propaganda.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Milo purchased spot radio announcements on Axis Sally’s and Lord Haw Haw’s daily propaganda broadcasts from Berlin to keep things moving.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Did they believe their own propaganda?
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • But that was mere propaganda.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • I might indirectly assist the cause of enlightenment and propaganda.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • A blatant lie—he had nothing to give, except maybe Mein Kampf, and there was no way he’d give such propaganda to a young German girl.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Many propagandist satirical books have been written with "Candide" in mind, but not too many.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • "It was all propaganda," added Ishmael.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • What kind of wisdom can overcome the immense propaganda of the racists and the hate groups?
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • This is adult propaganda; these are adult arguments.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • LAURA: It said in the "Personal" section that you were— engaged! JIM: I know, but I wasn’t impressed by that-propaganda! LAURA: It wasn’t-the truth?
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • And then there’s advertising, propaganda, and paradigms.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • He can argue too; whereas in really practical propaganda of the kind I am suggesting He has been shown for centuries to be greatly the inferior of Our Father Below.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • How could such a thing be possible when our propaganda had told us that German aircraft and tanks were made of cardboard, and ran on synthetic fuel that wasn’t even fit for cigarette lighters?
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • "Some red propaganda, no doubt," remarked Sir Grummore.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • (to me) I see they already have you spouting off their populist propaganda like a good little girl.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Langdon could already tell that the video was an unfair piece of propaganda, omitting all the noblest aspects of the initiation and highlighting only the most disconcerting.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Three years of wartime propaganda—racist headlines, atrocity movies, hate slogans, and fright-mask posters—had turned the Japanese face into something despicable and grotesque.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • He and the others have turned the campus into a propaganda camp.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • The Duke slapped the propaganda man on the arm, a signal that the message had top priority to be put out immediately, then continued across the room.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • His smiling eyes were fixed on a silver-wrapped tablet of milk chocolate which peeped out of the propagandist’s breast-pocket.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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