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  • There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.
    Robertson Davies
  • The drive for equality of opportunity would also require the abolition of the family since different parents have unequal abilities; it would require the communal rearing of children. The State would have to nationalize all babies and raise them in State nurseries under 'equal' conditions. But even here conditions cannot be the same, because different State officials will themselves have different abilities and personalities.
    Murray N. Rothbard
  • dipping each his bread into a communal dish of stew
  • a communal settlement in which all earnings and food were shared
  • Nothing keeps them in order but their own communal court and their village elder.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • communal elections in several European countries
  • She washed her clothes in communal tubs, went to jamaicas on Saturday nights, and cared for her first three daughters.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • The precolonial practice of enforced communal labor was greatly extended.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • The vision of a communal world had sunk down into his soul and it would never leave him until life left him.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • In the far left corner of the locker room was a small doorway that opened into a communal shower stall.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Thus do you remain immersed in the communal tau.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The two convents reopened and their communal life was resumed.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • All money was held by Bootsie and used communally.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Behind their communal tent I found Mrs. Matsui, crouched over a dented washing pail of gray water, wringing undershirts.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • For a moment it was as if the silence had fallen across the entire planet .... everyone in front of their TVs rigid, a communal holding of breath.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • But in a very short time, all these efforts at communal legislation fell into abeyance.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Again, he is not interested so much in the individual sufferer as he is in the communal aspect and the philosophical possibilities.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • We're not asking for anything but permission to remove an eyesore and transform a communal place.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • It struck him coming back from the East—the efficiency, the organisation, the communal spirit of London.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • For some school paper, my daddy once wrote, "Between farmers, there is that communality of souls.
    Dori Sanders  --  Clover

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