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allegiance

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Definition loyalty to a person, group, or cause
  • We owe no allegiance to the outdated ideas of our political party.
allegiance = loyalty
  • I simply wish to refuse allegiance to the State, to withdraw and stand aloof from it effectually.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • allegiance = loyalty
  • Did you pledge allegiance to the flag this morning?
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • allegiance = to be loyal
  • I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • allegiance = loyalty
  • Mrs. Myers barked the command to stand for the allegiance.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • And Isabel saw that she had not renounced an allegiance, but planned an attack.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Their entire emphasis now toward silence, impersonation, opposition masquerading as allegiance.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • I've been won to the side of schoolteachers and nurses, and lost all allegiance to plastic explosives.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Surely you respect some rule, some allegiance to your own kind.'
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • And Isabel saw that she had not renounced an allegiance, but planned an attack.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • The idea that I was bombing our own helpless children instantly snapped whatever frail allegiance my people still felt to me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I was given a seat of honor, and I have learned the errors of my old allegiance.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • There's no such thing as a divided allegiance; you're so conditioned that you can't help doing what you ought to do.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • But Sartre's allegiance was to what we might call an atheistic existentialism.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • To seventh-century Arabia, Muhammad brought the promise that anyone could find fulfillment and everlasting life through allegiance to the one true God.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Owe Allegiance Only to Constitution
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • But when all is said and done, my allegiance doesn't belong to those other ymbrynes, or to other peculiar children.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • The people around him, his aides, his guards, they're his protective shock troops, their allegiance is solely to him.'
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • "You just seem upset," my mother said gently, scooting her chair a little closer to me to suggest allegiance.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • I hope you and the ladies have come to pledge your allegiance?'
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian

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