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  • The group was a gorgeous rainbow coalition of youth, dreadlocks and freckles, eyes of blue and green and brown.†   (source)
  • Ask yourself why the U.S. Christian Coalition is the most influential lobby against scientific progress in the world.†   (source)
  • This time as part of a coalition between what had by now become two separate parties—the Communist Party of India, and the Communist Party of India (Marxist).†   (source)
  • He seemed aloof from the rest of the group, not an actual member of the coalition, somehow dismissive of it all.†   (source)
  • "The usual coalition of colonial jingoists and throwbacks," Singh had said.†   (source)
  • In running from her past, Mommy has created her own nation, a rainbow coalition that descends on her house every Christmas and Thanksgiving and sleeps everywhere-on the floor, on rugs, in shifts; sleeping double, triple to a bed, "two up, three down," just like old times.†   (source)
  • Every other member of the coalition, be they Polish or whatever, could.†   (source)
  • Both bands, in a sudden and serendipitous coalition of rock and brass, swung into the school song.†   (source)
  • I was one of 146,000 American and coalition troops in there, under the command of General Tommy Franks.†   (source)
  • It was still early in his stewardship of the Party, and he depended on a loose coalition of colleagues—not friends, these men did not make friends.†   (source)
  • They were Tutsis—and allied with a group in Laurent Kabila's coalition led by a military commander named Anselme Masasu Nindaga.†   (source)
  • General Teofilo Vargas came forward with his intentions: in a few hours he shattered the coalition of better-qualified commanders and took charge of the main command.†   (source)
  • Our sources indicate that President Gray and his cabinet believe this to be the work of the Federal Coalition.†   (source)
  • Although less well known than Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority and Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition, Dobson's Focus on the Family generates much larger annual revenues.†   (source)
  • If you cannot bring yourself to respect my station and to accept a fair division of responsibility, as two allies ought to, then it is my opinion that you are unfit to command a coalition such as ours, and I shall set myself against you however I may.†   (source)
  • The International Women's Health Coalition, based in New York, is best known for advocacy, but it also awards grants to small organizations around the globe that support women.†   (source)
  • His favorite biblical verse, Isaiah 1:18, exemplifies his passion for building coalitions: "Come now, let us reason together."†   (source)
  • As it turned out, though, after the first couple of weeks, the coalition maintained air superiority over Iraq, and the missions became routine.†   (source)
  • That said, Adams got to the essential point, lest Pickering have any misconceptions : I will say to you, however, that I consider this letter as the most authentic intelligence yet received in America of the successes of the coalition.†   (source)
  • The extremists were forming a false coalition with the socialists, making promises they had no intention of keeping.†   (source)
  • A group of insurgents tried to take out my convoy in retaliation for the coalition forces bombing Iraqi women and children.†   (source)
  • The prime minister had begun to talk about how, for the sake of fairness, he would be obliged to take up the matter at least with the leaders of the other two parties in the coalition government.†   (source)
  • Taking up the defense of this case would be an unwise step for anyone who would eventually need to forge a coalition between Northern and Southern states.†   (source)
  • The late money says it's the Indians, who so despise Korean competition, it's the Jews envious of new Korean money, Chinese hateful of Korean communality, blacks who want something, anything of justice, it's the uneasy coalition of our colors, that oldest strife of city and alley and schoolyard.†   (source)
  • Young Bindo Altoviti, looking out from time, made a perfect coalition with the mountains, the sky, and the tall redheaded woman who had bent over just slightly to examine a raging battle that was long over.†   (source)
  • A federal coalition of States is more successful if the State governments are founded on the same principles.†   (source)
  • We—by we I mean the NATO coalition—aren't going to be allowed time to catch up with them in operational IC's, much less control space.†   (source)
  • This was right after the Accelerationist-Deicrat split, when the Holy Coalition squeezed out the tech boys and kept right on squeezing.†   (source)
  • The Desegregation Center was the first I had ever seen of a coalition of blacks and whites operating together for the same purpose.†   (source)
  • The republic is to have a coalition government.†   (source)
  • The Iranians are working with the PLO to train terrorists to attack coalition forces.   (source)
    coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • Coalition casualties fell at a similar rate from August 2006 to August 2008….   (source)
  • Killed in a coalition air strike.   (source)
  • For the last ten years, Coalition forces, including the United States, had been hunting for him along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.   (source)
  • Was this guy a high-level target, meaning he had a résumé of previous attacks against coalition forces?   (source)
  • The women were jumping around and the interpreter was doing all he could, shouting out in the local dialect that they were surrounded by coalition forces and to freeze and put their hands up.   (source)
  • The death toll in Iraq was pushing four thousand American lives lost, more than 70 percent to IEDs planted on roads that coalition forces traveled daily.   (source)
  • One of the functions of DEVGRU operators was protecting the conventional coalition forces, a job they accomplished by targeting and taking out the "bullies."   (source)
  • This had to be a surgical strike, aimed at one insurgent and his cell of fighters who, if not eliminated by Adam's team, would continue to attack American or coalition forces.   (source)
  • Since late 2009, intelligence networks had been tracking a Kunar Province Taliban leader—code-named Objective Lake James—who had already taken credit for numerous deaths among coalition forces.   (source)
  • In essence, the outposts protected the local population from the neighborhood bullies, who were well armed, motivated, and ruthless in threatening and killing locals who cooperated with coalition forces.   (source)
  • At the memorial service for the fallen SEALs, Captain Van Hooser had defined what coalition forces were up against in the landlocked country where Adam was deployed: The enemy we face in Afghanistan is as hard and tough as the land they inhabit.   (source)
  • The valley was a deadly piece of real estate where insurgents could strike coalition forces and then retreat into their mountain strongholds—villages and valleys whose inhabitants, in many cases, had never seen an American.   (source)
  • Stealth no longer an option, the SEALs used interpreters with bullhorns to inform the MAMs they were surrounded by coalition forces and could surrender, an option given whenever possible in these situations.   (source)
  • Days later Navy admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the media, saying that "all involved with operations on the [Pakistan-Afghanistan] border must do a better job of policing the region and eliminating the extremists' safe havens…. that are launching pads for attacks on coalition forces."   (source)
  • While the presence of Afghan National Army and coalition (predominantly conventional U.S. Army or Marine Corps) forces at these "frontier" outposts was intended to stabilize the regions, they also provided security for regional projects such as building roads, schools, and medical clinics; digging wells; and teaching sustainable farming techniques.   (source)
  • The coalition outstations in northern Kunar and the observation posts (OPs) surrounding them were mortared and shot at almost daily, but that was nothing compared to the Pech River Valley, which was the Wild West, Indian Country, Ambush Alley, and other wartime cliches rolled up into one huge disadvantage if you're the outsider trying to gain a foothold.   (source)
  • That night the desert thundered with coalition air strikes.†   (source)
  • The prime minister's coalition is in danger of fracturing.†   (source)
  • He was now assumed to be back in the caliphate, hiding from the American and coalition air bombardment.†   (source)
  • So the Federal Coalition ...they're against the camps?†   (source)
  • But Kabila soon revealed he had little interest in maintaining this broad coalition.†   (source)
  • "Which is why you begin building the coalition immediately, starting with Israel," Thomas said.†   (source)
  • And they are my coworkers, all hired by the PFC—the almighty Post-Flares Coalition.†   (source)
  • Each time, the coalition government collapsed.†   (source)
  • I'll tell you how this strange coalition came about," Alessandro almost whispered.†   (source)
  • The virus will be released in the locations recommended by the PCC and agreed upon by the Coalition.†   (source)
  • The Post-Flares Coalition in Alaska wanted something that spread fast, killed fast.†   (source)
  • Or had that been the PFC—the Post-Flares Coalition?†   (source)
  • Less than one month later, on October 7, the Americans, leading a small coalition force, unleashed an onslaught against Afghanistan that shook that area of the world to its foundations.†   (source)
  • Gladstone explained that this was no longer in the interest of humanity and that a forcible annexation of Hyperion-under the guise of defending the Web itself-would allow more progressive AI coalitions in the Core to gain power.†   (source)
  • One day, as she and her friends were sitting on the grass, they were invited to join a student coalition from the university, a coalition protesting apartheid in South Africa.†   (source)
  • Only this time they had one principal ambition before seizing power, and that was to destabilize the U.S.-led coalition forces and eventually drive them out of Afghanistan forever.†   (source)
  • Federal Coalition?†   (source)
  • This newly formed coalition quickly drowned out the voices of the small group that had come out to support the Fugees.†   (source)
  • And now they were back as an effective fighting army, launching guerrilla operations against the U.S.-led coalition forces only four years after they'd lost power, been driven into exile, and had nearly been annihilated.†   (source)
  • The leader of this coalition was a man named Laurent-Désiré Kabila, a former Marxist rebel who had been educated in France and was, until his rapid ascension to power, a relative unknown in Congo.†   (source)
  • Kabila's coalition defeated Mobutu's entrenched regime with surprising ease, and in May 1997, Kabila entered Kinshasa and declared himself president of a country he renamed the Democratic Republic of Congo.†   (source)
  • Mobutu's own army allied with Hutus in those camps, a move that led a broad coalition of Tutsis and other ethnic groups in eastern Zaire to form their own militia and join forces with the governments of Rwanda and Uganda against Mobutu.†   (source)
  • Post-Flares Coalition.†   (source)
  • In contrast, Nado had forged a larger coalition, consisting of the clans Feldunost, Fanghur, and Az Sweldn rak Anhuin.†   (source)
  • The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, an organization that campaigns on behalf of migrant farm workers in Florida, has persuaded the leading fast food chains — after years of protests — to help raise the wages and improve the working conditions in the fields there.†   (source)
  • At the International Women's Health Coalition banquet in January 2008, he could barely move but was a center of attention, lionized by admirers from all over the world.†   (source)
  • He masterfully cobbled together coalitions within Congress to help pass the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.†   (source)
  • Each side has the best of intentions, yet each is deeply suspicious of the other—and these suspicions make it difficult to forge a broad left-right coalition that would be far more effective in confronting trafficking and overcoming the worst kinds of poverty.†   (source)
  • Advocacy groups like the International Women's Health Coalition fought heroically for evidence-based policies on sexual health, and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney battled tenaciously for UNFPA programs, but the White House wasn't listening.†   (source)
  • The movement should adhere to these principles: Strive to build broad coalitions across liberal and conservative lines.†   (source)
  • One result was a broad civil rights movement that built coalitions, spotlighted the suffering, and tore away the blinders that allowed good people to acquiesce in racism.†   (source)
  • We the Coalition take full responsibility for this action and will monitor developments and offer assistance to the fullest extent of our resources.†   (source)
  • The two of them worked for the Post-Flares Coalition, an entity people in the settlements had heard of but knew almost nothing about.†   (source)
  • Now Margolies-Mezvinsky runs Women's Campaign International, which coaches women grassroots activists on how to get attention for their causes, run for office, and put together coalitions to achieve their goals.†   (source)
  • The Post —...Flares ...Coalition.†   (source)
  • We the Coalition hereby grant the PCC express permission to fully implement their PC Initiative #1 as presented in full and attached below.†   (source)
  • Until then, John Post-Flares Coalition Memorandum Date 219.212, Time 19.32 TO: All board members FROM: Chancellor John Michael SUBJECT: EO Draft Please give me your thoughts on the following draft.†   (source)
  • Executive Order #13 of the Post-Flares Coalition, by recommendation of the Population Control Committee, to be considered TOP-SECRET, of the highest priority, on penalty of capital punishment.†   (source)
  • Post-Flares Coalition Memorandum Date 217.1128, Time 21:46 TO: All board members FROM: Chancellor John Michael R.R Population concerns The report presented to us today, copies of which were sent to all members of the coalition, certainly left no room for doubt as to the problems that face this already crippled world.†   (source)
  • The noble Refrigerator assented; but added that if William Barnacle and Tudor Stiltstalking, when they came over to one another and formed their ever-memorable coalition, had boldly muzzled the newspapers, and rendered it penal for any Editor-person to presume to discuss the conduct of any appointed authority abroad or at home, he thought the country would have been preserved.†   (source)
  • And there, with his noble friend and relative Lord Decimus, was William Barnacle, who had made the ever-famous coalition with Tudor Stiltstalking, and who always kept ready his own particular recipe for How not to do it; sometimes tapping the Speaker, and drawing it fresh out of him, with a 'First, I will beg you, sir, to inform the House what Precedent we have for the course into which the honourable gentleman would precipitate us;' sometimes asking the honourabl†   (source)
  • To a happy coalition Of intelligent interests.†   (source)
  • Lincoln's was the masterful diplomacy to hold such a coalition together, carry it into power, and with it win a war.†   (source)
  • Russia is working feverishly for it, and the arrow of the coalition is pointed at the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, without whose breakup Russia cannot accomplish a single one of its goals.†   (source)
  • He imagined that Venn and Mrs. Yeobright were in league, and felt that there was a certain legitimacy in combating such a coalition.†   (source)
  • He therefore disposed himself to clear the way for the favourable reception of his friends, since he found that the unnatural coalition became necessary to secure the liberty, if not the lives, of the party.†   (source)
  • If Bonaparte landed at Naples, the whole coalition would be on foot before he could even reach Piomoino; if he land in Tuscany, he will be in an unfriendly territory; if he land in France, it must be with a handful of men, and the result of that is easily foretold, execrated as he is by the population.†   (source)
  • to speak to Fate, to give this pedestal to the future lion, to hurl such a challenge to the midnight rainstorm, to the treacherous wall of Hougomont, to the sunken road of Ohain, to Grouchy's delay, to Blucher's arrival, to be Irony itself in the tomb, to act so as to stand upright though fallen, to drown in two syllables the European coalition, to offer kings privies which the Caesars once knew, to make the lowest of words the most lofty by entwining with it the glory of France, insolently to end Waterloo with Mardigras, to finish Leonidas with Rabellais, to set the crown on this victory by a word impossible to speak, to lose the field and preserve history, to have the laugh on you†   (source)
  • VII A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness The old captain's prevailing indifference to his granddaughter's movements left her free as a bird to follow her own courses; but it so happened that he did take upon himself the next morning to ask her why she had walked out so late.†   (source)
  • Signs of renewed collective enterprise and an increased sense of national identity are the Olympic games, founded in 766 B.C., the establishment of an oracular center for all Greeks at Delphi, and a new wave of colonization and exploration that expanded the Greek horizons from the Strait of Gibraltar to the Black Sea beyond the Troad.7 It has been noted that a main concern of The Iliad is the difficulties of keeping together a massive but tenuously united coalition.†   (source)
  • His techniques were used to positively identify follow-on targets within 24-48 hours and facilitated an accelerated targeting cycle that resulted in the capture of 36 known anticoalition fighters in less than two months of combat operations.   (source)
    anticoalition = opposed to a political group (made of different groups working together)
    standard prefix: The prefix "anti-" in anticoalition means against or opposite. This is the same pattern you see in words like antiviral, antiaircraft, and antisocial.
  • The Team TEN SEALS had been sent out on June 28 as part of a Quick Reaction Force to aid a four-man SEAL reconnaissance team that was outnumbered, out-positioned, and pinned down by anticoalition insurgents in a fierce firefight in the mountainous Kunar Province.   (source)
  • Governments of dissimilar principles and forms have been found less adapted to a federal coalition of any sort, than those of a kindred nature.†   (source)
  • In the last, the coalition will commonly turn upon some interested equivalent: "Give us the man we wish for this office, and you shall have the one you wish for that."†   (source)
  • In the last, the coalition will commonly turn upon some interested equivalent: "Give us the man we wish for this office, and you shall have the one you wish for that."†   (source)
  • It may be alleged, perhaps, that the Senate would be prompted by like motives to an adverse coalition; and as their concurrence would be indispensable, the just and constitutional views of the other branch might be defeated.†   (source)
  • In the extended republic of the United States, and among the great variety of interests, parties, and sects which it embraces, a coalition of a majority of the whole society could seldom take place on any other principles than those of justice and the general good; whilst there being thus less danger to a minor from the will of a major party, there must be less pretext, also, to provide for the security of the former, by introducing into the government a will not dependent on the latter, or, in other words, a will independent of the society itself.†   (source)
  • Should the representatives or people, therefore, of the smaller States oppose at any time a reasonable addition of members, a coalition of a very few States will be sufficient to overrule the opposition; a coalition which, notwithstanding the rivalship and local prejudices which might prevent it on ordinary occasions, would not fail to take place, when not merely prompted by common interest, but justified by equity and the principles of the Constitution.†   (source)
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