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caucus
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Definition a closed political meeting; or a group that meets to promote a policy or shared interests
  • The party caucus chose her as Speaker.
  • The caucus held in Iowa is very important for determining the next president of the United States because it gives one candidate momentum.
  • The council should coordinate its work with the Democracy Caucus and the U.N.
    John R. Bolton  --  American Justice and the International Criminal Court  --  http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.22883/pub_detail.asp (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • They saw the unwarranted police raids on black political caucuses because these caucuses refused to allow white reporters.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • As the congress drew to a close, I attended a caucus to plan the future of the clubs.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • "There was no caucus and the opinion still holds," the brother with the pipe said.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Since her ailment compromised the safety of the others, we took up the problem in caucus.
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • What did those tinkers in the city hall at their caucus meeting decide about the Irish language?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • 'What I was going to say,' said the Dodo in an offended tone, 'was, that the best thing to get us dry would be a Caucus-race.'
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • We caucused among ourselves and lobbied all the residents of the house, and within weeks elected our own House Committee, defeating the upperclassmen.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • His life was one of caucuses and conventions, party circulars and speeches, requests, recommendations, stratagems, schemes, and ambitions.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • Be off with you, my boy, and play with your caucuses and leading articles and historic parties and great leaders and burning questions and the rest of your toys.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • Most of these new words, of course, produced derivatives, for example, /to stack hay/, /to shingle/, /to shuck/ (/i. e./, corn), /to trail/ and /to caucus/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • And that gentleman was so determined to ruin Edward, who was the chairman of the Tory caucus, or whatever it is—that the poor dear sufferer had the very devil of a time.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Not only would the Nawab Bahadur and others be angry, but the Government of India itself also watches—and behind it is that caucus of cranks and cravens, the British Parliament.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • To their dismay, at a preliminary Republican caucus, six courageous Republicans indicated that the evidence so far introduced was not in their opinion sufficient to convict Johnson under the Articles of Impeachment.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • The people had tasted this new joy; and, as we could not hope to suppress newspapers now,—no, not by the strongest party,—neither then could king, prelate, or puritan,—alone or united, suppress an organ, which was ballad, epic, newspaper, caucus, lecture, Punch,[530] and library, at the same time.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The festival encompassed all of Islam, not merely Iran, and, therefore, political rhetoric this day was confined to isolated caucuses of Iranians who chattered happily about the ayatollah's successful attempt to centralize power. i remained aloof from those discussions, socializing instead with my wide circle of women friends who constituted a United Nations in miniature.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • They saw the unwarranted police raids on black political caucuses because these caucuses refused to allow white reporters.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • No meeting, but just the same there has been a caucus and decisions have been reached even before the event is finished.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man

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