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republic
used in Leaves of Grass

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Definition
a system of government in which a majority of citizens elect representatives to make laws
  • This day I am jetting the stuff of far more arrogant republics.
    Book 3 — Song of Myself (75% in)
  • This is not only one man, this the father of those who shall be fathers in their turns, In him the start of populous states and rich republics, Of him countless immortal lives with countless embodiments and enjoyments.
    Book 4 — CHILDREN OF ADAM (43% in)
  • 8 Others take finish, but the Republic is ever constructive and ever keeps vista, Others adorn the past, but you O days of the present, I adorn you, O days of the future I believe in you—I isolate myself for your sake, O America because you build for mankind I build for you, O well-beloved stone-cutters, I lead them who plan with decision and science, Lead the present with friendly hand toward the future.
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (35% in)
  • ...Nations ten thousand years before these States, and many times ten thousand years before these States, Garner'd clusters of ages that men and women like us grew up and travel'd their course and pass'd on, What vast-built cities, what orderly republics, what pastoral tribes and nomads, What histories, rulers, heroes, perhaps transcending all others, What laws, customs, wealth, arts, traditions, What sort of marriage, what costumes, what physiology and phrenology, What of liberty and...
    Book 24 — AUTUMN RIVULETS (35% in)

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