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Definition the complete absence of political authority; or more generally, complete absence of order
  • It's not the government I want, but it's better than anarchy.
anarchy = the complete absence of political authority
  • I don't like enforcing that law, but I prefer it to anarchy.
  • anarchy = absence of order
  • During the anarchy of the Middle Ages, every man was compelled to look upon war as his natural occupation, if he hoped to preserve life or property.
    Bayard Tuckerman  --  A History of English Prose Fiction
  • ...unless we wish anarchy to prevail within the federal judicial system, a precedent of this Court must be followed by the lower federal courts no matter how misguided the judges of those courts may think it to be.
    William H. Rehnquist  writing the majority opinion for the Supreme Court  --  Hutto v. Davis, 454 U.S. 375 (1982)
  • Whenever governments fall, anarchy ensues if a new order is not put in place immediately.
  • The doctrine of the Cultural Revolution implied continuous anarchy.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • anarchy = absence of order
  • War, hunger, anarchy, and oppression forced millions of people- like Tariq and his family in this tale-to abandon their homes and flee Afghanistan
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • anarchy = the complete absence of political authority
  • Anarchy in the U.K., I love it.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • anarchy = the complete absence of political authority; or more generally, complete absence of order
  • What evils are not wrought by Anarchy!
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • anarchy = the absence of political authority
  • That would lead to anarchy.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • anarchy = the complete absence of political authority or order
  • Order blends into chaos, love into hate, ugliness into beauty, law into anarchy, civility into savagery.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • anarchy = complete absence of law (political authority)
  • They were sick of the anarchy which had been their portion under Uther Pendragon:
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • anarchy = the complete absence of political authority (and order)
  • Long live Anarchy and Liberty...
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • anarchy = freedom from any governmental authority
  • Only the tribe's principles of honor stand in the way of anarchy.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • anarchy = the complete absence of political authority
  • Until it knows its rank for certain, the animal lives a life of unbearable anarchy.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • anarchy = chaos from absence of authority
  • Finny's life was ruled by inspiration and anarchy,
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • anarchy = complete absence of order
  • A revolution swept across Mexico in 1910, precipitating a decade of civil war and anarchy.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • anarchy = the complete absence of political authority
  • Things Fall Apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • anarchy = complete absence of order
  • Later, while Dad retreated to the living room and Mom fumed in the kitchen, the football boys from Coalwood gathered in Jim's room, plotting futile anarchy.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • anarchy = the complete absence of political authority
  • It was chaos, anarchy.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
anarchy = the complete absence of political authority; or more generally, complete absence of order

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