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We owe no allegiance to the outdated ideas of our political party.
  loyalty to a person, group, or cause
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allegiance allegiant
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  • We owe no allegiance to the outdated ideas of our political party.
  • Did you pledge allegiance to the flag this morning?
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • 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
  • I simply wish to refuse allegiance to the State, to withdraw and stand aloof from it effectually.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government

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  • Unruffled by Herbert Jemson’s breach of allegiance, because he had not heard it, Mr. Stone rose and walked to the pulpit with Bible in hand.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Someone swore allegiance to the Commandant.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • It makes it brutally clear to Connor where his allegiance must lie.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • We would swear our allegiance to you, without question, if you would be willing to give us a sign of your readiness to work with us toward a future that would finally give the people of Illea a chance to live their own lives.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • He has no allegiance; he is part of a wilder magic.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • In colonial times our kings owed allegiance to the British but ruled their own land.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • But when all is said and done, my allegiance doesn’t belong to those other ymbrynes, or to other peculiar children.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Amy reacted with undying allegiance to me, loudly alternating between calling me her mom and her wife—both of which caused me to snort with mock outrage.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • They gathered armies and made the cities recognize the need for allegiance.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Every day since they’d started junior high, the morning routine in homeroom was the same—Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the singing of "My Country, ’tis of Thee," the reading of a psalm, then reciting the Lord’s Prayer together.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • See that you keep your allegiance.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • "I don’t quite comprehend why you’d force someone to bow when the purpose of the gesture is to display allegiance and respect."
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • I heard it again in homeroom, a whispered voice behind me as we said the Pledge of Allegiance: "You see her?"
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Part of the speech had been about dying, but more was about giving allegiance to Kyrria and its rulers, King Jerrold, Prince Charmont, and the entire royal family.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Mrs. Myers barked the command to stand for the allegiance.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • Some of the categories are harder to figure out, like "things you recite" (poetry, the Pledge of Allegiance) or "things you squeeze" (a tube of toothpaste, someone’s hand).
    Rebecca Stead  --  When You Reach Me
  • "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen," Oscar said.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The Pledge of Allegiance.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • For a moment shame washed over her for thinking the thought, shame at entertaining the notion in the same habitation where she shared room with Wanda and Jozef, these two selfless, courageous people whose allegiance to humanity and their fellow Poles and concern for the hunted Jews were a repudiation of all that her father had stood for.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • This clothing is not a disguise, like other clothing, but an allegiance, and in time I work up the courage to wear these things even in the daytime, to Art and Archaeology; all except the jeans, which nobody wears.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Mrs. Fitz had told me that all the fighting men of the MacKenzie clan would be in the hall tonight, to make their oaths of allegiance to Colum.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The Elite consisted of the twenty original clans who had sworn allegiance to our family.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • I hadn’t felt a touch like that since my mother died — friendly, steadying in the midst of confusing events —and, like a stray dog hungry for affection, I felt some profound shift in allegiance, blood-deep, a sudden, humiliating, eyewatering conviction of this place is good, this person is safe, I can trust him, nobody will hurt me here.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • You owe me your allegiance, just as I owe you my life.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • She was putting my allegiance to the test.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Where is your allegiance in all this?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • The idea that I was bombing our own helpless children instantly snapped whatever frail allegiance my people still felt to me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • When the Dauntless come closer, I see strips of blue fabric wrapped around their arms that can only signify their allegiance to Erudite.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Nor do I owe allegiance to any man but myself.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • " ’ "I am a royalist," replied the general; "I have taken the oath of allegiance to Louis XVIII.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • As a first rule of thumb, therefore, you can tell a true war story by its absolute and uncompromising allegiance to obscenity and evil.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • The meeting was called to order and began with a heartfelt recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I’ve been won to the side of schoolteachers and nurses, and lost all allegiance to plastic explosives.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The villagers were so certain about the doom that awaited these men that one or two converts thought it wise to suspend their allegiance to the new faith.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • We rose again and sang the song, after which we recited the pledge of allegiance.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • We have sometimes wondered if you’d actually rescinded your allegiance to Valentine.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Only your allegiance.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • I hope you and the ladies have come to pledge your allegiance?’
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • And frankly, sir, considering your allegiance to the Crown, I’m a little surprised you didn’t recognize it.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I myself am a savage, owning no allegiance but to the King of the Cannibals; and ready at any moment to rebel against him.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • How could a sheriff swear to uphold the law when his allegiance lay elsewhere?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • My allegiance is no longer with him.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • When the three had arrived at the shop, they’d searched for a symbol that best represented their allegiance to one another and their shared situations.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • This imperial corps was envied by world governments as the most allegiant and deadly security force in the world.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • There’s no such thing as a divided allegiance; you’re so conditioned that you can’t help doing what you ought to do.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • So I lose none In seeking to augment it, but still keep My bosom franchis’d, and allegiance clear, I shall be counsell’d.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
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