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  • A cabal, perhaps.†   (source)
  • insidious cabal within the department
  • Does my lord seriously wish me to name any one who was mixed up in the cabals of that day?   (source)
  • The leader of a cabal in Beijing would know.†   (source)
  • Began to wonder if might be another revolutionary cabal?†   (source)
  • An artful cabal in the council could distract and weaken the whole system of administration.†   (source)
  • No matter how it is put together, every appointment council will support cabal and intrigue.†   (source)
  • Animosity or cabal might cause them to do the latter rather than the former.†   (source)
  • Some kind of cabal?†   (source)
  • A cabal has been formed deep in Peking by a group of zealots led by a man so deeply entrenched in the hierarchy of his government, so revered as a philosopher-prince that he cannot be exposed.†   (source)
  • If no such cabal existed, the diversity of views and opinions, alone, would make the executive feeble and slow to act.†   (source)
  • By that time it was a cabal, and we were all Miss Emily's allies to help circumvent the cousins.†   (source)
  • to Thomas Sutpen at Sutpen's Hundred but to Henry Sutpen, Esquire, in Residence at the University of Mississippi, near Oxford, Mississippi: and one day Henry showed it to him and there was no gentle spreading glow but a flash, a glare (who not only had no visible father but had found himself to be, even in infancy, enclosed by an unsleeping cabal bent apparently on teaching him that he had never had, that his mother had emerged from a sojourn in limbo, from that state of blessed amnesia in which the weak senses can take refuge from the godless dark forces and powers which weak human flesh cannot stand, to wake pregnant, shrieking and screaming and thrashing, not against the ruthless agon†   (source)
  • But the Subalterns' and Captains' ladies (the Major is unmarried) cabal against her a good deal.†   (source)
  • The truth is that, if there was a cabal, it was led by Carlotta herself against poor Christine, who had no suspicion of it.†   (source)
  • She pretended that a wicked plot was being hatched against her, a cabal which would come to a head one of those days; but she added that she was not the woman to be intimidated.†   (source)
  • The managers left the box during the entr'acte to find out more about the cabal of which the stage-manager had spoken; but they soon returned to their seats, shrugging their shoulders and treating the whole affair as silly.†   (source)
  • Now, it never occurred to me to wish for a nearer inspection of these large insects, with their long black claws, for I always feared to find under their stone wings some little human genius fagged to death with cabals, factions, and government intrigues.†   (source)
  • In the former case the feeble resources of an individual are in action; in the latter, the State itself, with all its immense influence, is busied in the work of corruption and cabal.†   (source)
  • But when the cardinal added that not only Mme. de Chevreuse had been in Paris, but still further, that the queen had renewed with her one of those mysterious correspondences which at that time was named a CABAL; when he affirmed that he, the cardinal, was about to unravel the most closely twisted thread of this intrigue; that at the moment of arresting in the very act, with all the proofs about her, the queen's emissary to the exiled duchess, a Musketeer had dared to interrupt the course of justice violently, by falling sword in hand upon the honest me†   (source)
  • No spider ever took more pains to repair the shattered meshes of his web, than did Waldemar Fitzurse to reunite and combine the scattered members of Prince John's cabal.†   (source)
  • private secretary to a minister, plunged at once into European cabals and Parisian intrigues; having kings, and, better still, queens, to protect, parties to unite, elections to direct; making more use of your cabinet with your pen and your telegraph than Napoleon did of his battle-fields with his sword and his victories; possessing five and twenty thousand francs a year, besides your place; a horse, for which Chateau-Renaud offered you four hundred louis, and which you would not part with; a tailor who never disappoints you; with the opera, the jockey-club, and other diversions, can you not amuse yourself?†   (source)
  • It was therefore established that every State should name a certain number of electors, *v who in their turn should elect the President; and as it had been observed that the assemblies to which the choice of a chief magistrate had been entrusted in elective countries inevitably became the centres of passion and of cabal; that they sometimes usurped an authority which did not belong to them; and that their proceedings, or the uncertainty which resulted from them, were sometimes prolonged so much as to endanger the welfare of the State, it was determined that the electors should all vote upon the same day, without being convoked to the same place.†   (source)
  • And while an unbounded field for cabal and intrigue lies open, all idea of responsibility is lost.†   (source)
  • have you no monks who teach, who dispute, who govern, who cabal, and who burn people that are not of their opinion?†   (source)
  • But he was at last in pain at my long absence; and after consulting with the treasurer and the rest of that cabal, a person of quality was dispatched with the copy of the articles against me.†   (source)
  • The influence which the bigotry of one female,6 the petulance of another,7 and the cabals of a third,8 had in the contemporary policy, ferments, and pacifications, of a considerable part of Europe, are topics that have been too often descanted upon not to be generally known.†   (source)
  • Secret Cabals   (source)
  • This lord Munodi was a person of the first rank, and had been some years governor of Lagado; but, by a cabal of ministers, was discharged for insufficiency.†   (source)
  • Every mere council of appointment, however constituted, will be a conclave, in which cabal and intrigue will have their full scope.†   (source)
  • Nothing was more to be desired than that every practicable obstacle should be opposed to cabal, intrigue, and corruption.†   (source)
  • An artful cabal in that council would be able to distract and to enervate the whole system of administration.†   (source)
  • It is true that the Senate would, in that case, have the option of employing him in this capacity, but they would also have the option of letting it alone, and pique or cabal might induce the latter rather than the former.†   (source)
  • The people collectively, from their number and from their dispersed situation, cannot be regulated in their movements by that systematic spirit of cabal and intrigue, which will be urged as the chief objections to reposing the power in question in a body of men.†   (source)
  • If no such cabal should exist, the mere diversity of views and opinions would alone be sufficient to tincture the exercise of the executive authority with a spirit of habitual feebleness and dilatoriness.†   (source)
  • happens to lay hold of a majority of their constituents, incompatible with the provisions in the existing Constitution, would, on that account, be justifiable in a violation of those provisions; or that the courts would be under a greater obligation to connive at infractions in this shape, than when they had proceeded wholly from the cabals of the representative body.†   (source)
  • The question resulting is, whether small or extensive republics are more favorable to the election of proper guardians of the public weal; and it is clearly decided in favor of the latter by two obvious considerations: In the first place, it is to be remarked that, however small the republic may be, the representatives must be raised to a certain number, in order to guard against the cabals of a few; and that, however large it may be, they must be limited to a certain number, in order to guard against the confusion of a multitude.†   (source)
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