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Definition the only supplier of a good or service; or a market with only one supplier
  • When you have a monopoly you can raise prices.
monopoly = a situation where you are the only supplier of a good or service
  • They have no monopoly on intelligence
  • a monopoly on silver
  • Monopoly is the enemy of efficiency.
    Thomas Sowell  --  Basic Economics:  A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
  • Do you think you have a monopoly on the truth?
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • monopoly = a situation where there is only supplier of a good or service
  • He was the only hamburger man in Shale City so he had a monopoly on the business.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • monopoly = exclusive control (of the supply of something sold)
  • Then we played a bunch of cheesy party games like charades and Monopoly.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • He wished they could just move their Monopoly pieces and pretend the time wasn't ticking away.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • I remember we used to play Monopoly and checkers, didn't we?"
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • The most popular is Monopoly pieces, but this will prove to be wrong.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • I stared at him for a moment, and then said, "I kissed her that night, and I've got a monopoly on that."
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Imagining how to spend freedom: squander it, invest it, use it like Monopoly money.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • To which they retorted that the surest way of playing the game of the red robes was to leave to them the monopoly of the death penalty.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Besides, your brother probably has Jamie smoking his Cuban cigars and playing Monopoly with real money by now.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • "That's another favorite, though I'll admit the Russians have the monopoly.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • And they accuse IG Farben of monopolistic practices!
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Well, so have I. Peter didn't have a monopoly on that, whatever the testers thought.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • No sooner were the spirit monopolies abolished than the railways came up, and banking companies; that, too, is profit without work.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • I propose to raise a revolution against the lie that the majority has the monopoly of the truth.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • The state is an organization of violence, a monopoly in what it is pleased to call legitimate violence.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel

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