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Definition an organization of diverse entities — usually for a political purpose
  • formed a coalition government
  • Coalition forces are fighting the insurgency.
  • A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign to defeat the legislation.
  • The Desegregation Center was the first I had ever seen of a coalition of blacks and whites operating together for the same purpose.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • "The usual coalition of colonial jingoists and throwbacks," Singh had said.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • He seemed aloof from the rest of the group, not an actual member of the coalition, somehow dismissive of it all.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • The group was a gorgeous rainbow coalition of youth, dreadlocks and freckles, eyes of blue and green and brown.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • As it turned out, though, after the first couple of weeks, the coalition maintained air superiority over Iraq, and the missions became routine.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • The republic is to have a coalition government.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Both bands, in a sudden and serendipitous coalition of rock and brass, swung into the school song.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • He imagined that Venn and Mrs. Yeobright were in league, and felt that there was a certain legitimacy in combating such a coalition.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • The extremists were forming a false coalition with the socialists, making promises they had no intention of keeping.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Lincoln's was the masterful diplomacy to hold such a coalition together, carry it into power, and with it win a war.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • "Which is why you begin building the coalition immediately, starting with Israel," Thomas said.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • His favorite biblical verse, Isaiah 1:18, exemplifies his passion for building coalitions: "Come now, let us reason together."
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Governments of dissimilar principles and forms have been found less adapted to a federal coalition of any sort, than those of a kindred nature.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • My parents were some of the first ones to make it to the camps set up by the coalition between governments.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • 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.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • 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.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • A federal coalition of States is more successful if the State governments are founded on the same principles.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2

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