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Definition a sub-group with some interests not shared by the entire group
  • It was a fight between the moderate and liberal factions of the Democratic Party.
factions = sub-groups
  • She's part of the far-right faction of the Republican Party.
  • faction = sub-group
  • a struggle for power among rival factions of the regime
  • Some faction of the Iranian government wanted her jailed.
  • Her faction will be full as strong as ours.
    Shakespeare  --  King Henry VI, Part 3
  • Then the people of Israel were split into two factions; half supported Tibni son of Ginath for king, and the other half supported Omri.
    1 Kings 16:21 (NIV)
  • For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.
    2 Corinthians 12:20 (NIV)
  • She knew that the Cornwall and Orkney faction had always been the menace to her husband's hopes...
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • faction = sub-group
  • During the rioting between the Cancellieri and Panciatichi factions in 1502
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • factions = sub-groups
  • It is important that we understand the extent of your loyalty to your chosen faction.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • faction = a group with some interests not shared by everyone
  • We're in the same faction!
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • faction = a group with some interests not shared by everyone
  • There is a faction that is sworn to drive me from my pulpit.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • faction = sub-group
  • There be a faction here, feeding on that news, and I tell you true, sir, I fear there will be riot here.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • I am not blind; there is a faction and a party.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • The Nurse clan had been in the faction that prevented Bayley's taking office.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • He need not have been a partisan of any faction in the town, but there is evidence to suggest that he had a sharp and biting way with hypocrites.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Bayley had all the qualifications, and a two-thirds vote into the bargain, but a faction stopped his acceptance, for reasons that are not clear.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • That the guiding hand behind the outcry was Putnam's is indicated by the fact that, as soon as it began, this Topsfield-Nurse faction absented themselves from church in protest and disbelief.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • For they have become associated with the causes of the factions, as instruments of propaganda and self-congratulation.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The result was three different factions among the scrivs, each using a different cataloging system, each firmly believing theirs was the best.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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