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The United States and each of its states are republics.
  a system of government in which a majority of citizens elect representatives to make governmental decisions
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republic republicanism
Strongly Associated with:   democracy
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  • The United States and each of its states are republics.
  • A republic is a particular type of democracy.
  • Many nations that call themselves "republics", really are not, but it adds an air of legitimacy to their name.
  • The United States is more accurately described as a republic than as a democracy.

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  • The constitution protects the rights of minorities in our republic.
  • I have heard that you are an excellent guerilla leader, that you are loyal to the republic...
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  I Have a Dream
  • Something secretive, illegal, against the will and best interests of the republic.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • She was appalled when a subscription to The New Republic showed up for me at mail call.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Fred Astaire’s sister, Adele, got married and the i3th President of the French Republic was shot to death by a Russian.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family

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  • Ambassadors from every Earthen country—the United Kingdom, the European Federation, the African Union, the American Republic, and Australia.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • The very first one read: The territories of the Naxcivan Autonomous Republic and the Nagorno-Karabakh region are disputed by what two countries?
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Republic.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Just a few weeks earlier, she had written to the Terezin Ghetto Museum in what is now called the Czech Republic.
    Karen Levine  --  Hana’s Suitcase
  • As the days passed, it became clear that Schindler really did plan to move his factory to Briinnlitz, a town in the Sudetenland of the former Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) near his birthplace.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • CNN picked up the story, as did The Arizona Republic.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Parisians on weekend holidays would drink aperitifs here, and before them the occasional emissary from the republic—ministers and vice ministers and abbots and admirals—and in the centuries before them, windburned corsairs: killers, plunderers, raiders, seamen.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • ’ But why did these soldiers think that the "infernal rebellion" jeopardized the survival of the glorious republic?
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Everything that we now discuss about the Roman Republic is only a continuation of Mommsen.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • The Degas was instantly familiar, but from where precisely I could not tell—until all of a sudden I recalled it from the philatelic period of my late childhood, reproduced on a postage stamp of the Republic of France.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He quickly assembled everything on the list—The Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, History of the Roman Republic, Volume One, and The Expedition of Humphry Clinker—and pulled out a large sheet of paper to wrap them in.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • It was Banana Republic.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • He was a big, handsome guy from the Dominican Republic, something about him reminiscent of the young Muhammad Ali—sweet-tempered, always kidding around, but you didn’t want to mess with him.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • But this republic idea sounds like an improvement over our current government.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • You see, it’s a republic now, and Daoud Khan is the president.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Chapter 1 I am by birth a Genevese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • It was a little state, the union, a miniature republic; its affairs were every man’s affairs, and every man had a real say about them.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • On Baba’s radio, they were saying that word, "republic," over and over again.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • I must plead guilty to the charge of abbreviating the official breath of more than one of these venerable servants of the republic.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • C H A PT E R 4 Our good old nation was just seven years old as a republic when it became bigger by a small territory.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Had he not at one time longed with all his heart to establish a republic in Russia; then himself to be a Napoleon; then to be a philosopher; and then a strategist and the conqueror of Napoleon?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The emergence of African nationalism further weakened Belgian control of its colony, and in 1960, the Republic of Congo was granted independence.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Moreover, the cat so despised by Count Angles possessed the esteem of the republics of old.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • A little Jewish republic.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • —fortunate for the multitudes, in various parts of our republic, whose minds he has enlightened on the subject of slavery, and who have been melted to tears by his pathos, or roused to virtuous indignation by his stirring eloquence against the enslavers of men!
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • But, you will tell me, our race have equal rights to mingle in the American republic as the Irishman, the German, the Swede.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The busy and sagacious bees fixed their republic in the clefts of the rocks and hollows of the trees, offering without usance the plenteous produce of their fragrant toil to every hand.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • As the massacre continued the posters withered away, and no country was more surprised than its sister republic when the United States bungled its way into the war.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • This was depressing—to a man with the dream of a republic in his head.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • As poverty became a growing problem in the new republic, he called the meeting that organized the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, and was elected its first president.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Would you all please rise for the saying of the Pledge of Allegiance? I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • The neoclassical architecture is meticulously designed to echo the grandeur of ancient Rome, whose ideals were the inspiration for America’s founders in establishing the laws and culture of the new republic.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He refused the Order of Merit, which the President of the Republic awarded him.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • There was no one, I mean, to tell me about the republic of the spirit.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • When Diaz was at last made to flee and a free election was held Francisco became the first president of this republic ever to be placed in office by popular vote.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • He raised his voice: ’You know what that means- a traitor to the republic.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • The feature film portrayed a brave young Yankee who conquered a South American republic.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • And he turned over the pages of the memorandum-book until he came to the clause specifying the days on which certain private boxes were to be reserved for the free use of the president of the republic, the ministers and so on.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • He felt like the president of the republic standing before four prisoners condemned to death and empowered to pardon only one of them.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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