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referendum


They got enough signatures to put a referendum on the state ballot.
  a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate
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  • They got enough signatures to put a referendum on the state ballot.
  • Almost banning the death penalty through a popular referendum in an American state would have been unimaginable just a few years earlier.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The referendum sought to prevent state colleges and universities from offering reduced in-state tuition to undocumented residents who’d grown up in Arizona.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Tooth paste, toothbrush, bicarbonate, Carborundum, initiative and referendum?
    James Thurber  --  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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  • All this was in June; and before long the question was submitted to a referendum in the unions, and the decision was for a strike.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • In a referendum of November 1983, the white electorate endorsedP.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Of one thing I’m sure—Celtic you’ll live and Celtic you’ll die; so if you don’t use heaven as a continual referendum for your ideas you’ll find earth a continual recall to your ambitions.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Although last-minute maneuvers failed to admit Colorado over the President’s veto (sparsely populated Colorado had rejected statehood in a referendum), an unexpected tragedy brought false tears and fresh hopes for a new vote, in Kansas.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • In 1960 the Government held a referendum which led to the establishment of the Republic.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • He has never heard of /direct primaries/, the /recall/ or the /initiative and referendum/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language

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  • I will even get myself an identity, many identities, in fact, and vote for it, if it ever comes to a referendum.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • In the final weeks of her life she was intensely involved in the pro-euro campaign preceding the Swedish referendum on the euro.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • As with all midterms, the votes being cast across the nation will be a referendum on Kennedy’s policies and administration.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • 17 Former foreign minister Sir William Temple says foreign ministers avoid matters taken ad referendum by tampering with the provinces and cities.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Foreign ministers, says Sir William Temple, who was himself a foreign minister, elude matters taken ad referendum, by tampering with the provinces and cities.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • He had graduated from Drew, in New jersey; he held strong opinions on modem art, the upcoming nuclear referendum question in Maine, the films of Andy Warhol, and he took a double fault the way Tad took the news it was bedtime.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • The motto of the leading Republican paper of Missouri, Frank Blair’s 6 The Illinois constitutional convention of 1847 had adopted and submitted to a popular referendum a provision that instructed the legislature to pass laws prohibiting the immigration of colored persons.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • The referendum had succeeded in driving Cristian out of school, but Cristian was just one of thousands of new freshman.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The number of asylum seekers increased, and the resulting unemployment and backlash from local government prompted the city of Sj÷bo to hold a referendum in 1998, where the population voted against accepting immigrants.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
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Associated words [difficulty]:   referendum [7] , earmark [6] , logrolling [9]
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