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faction
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
a sub-group with some interests not shared by the entire group
  • One of the fighting factions out there-I don't know which one-has seized our terminal and imposed a 'departure tax' on trains.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (81% in)
  • This time, he belonged to the wrong faction.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (19% in)
  • You see, he belonged to the Tinky Holloway faction.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (20% in)
  • It was pretty much of a seesaw for a while, between the Tinky Holloway faction and the Chick Morrison faction.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (20% in)
  • It was pretty much of a seesaw for a while, between the Tinky Holloway faction and the Chick Morrison faction.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (20% in)
  • The first bearer of the title of "People's Manager," appointed to run the mills, had been a man of the Orren Boyle faction, a pudgy hanger-on of the metallurgical industry, who had wanted nothing but to follow his employees while going through the motions of leading.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (23% in)
  • The Orren Boyle faction had been falling apart, since Mr. Boyle had been confined to a rest home, where his doctor had forbidden him any contact with business and had put him to the job of weaving baskets, as a means of occupational therapy.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (24% in)
  • The second "People's Manager" sent to Rearden Steel had belonged to the faction of Cuffy Meigs.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (24% in)
  • ...in the violent chaos of the next few days-the issues had never been named, the sides had remained unacknowledged, but everyone had known that the bloody encounters between the older workers and the newer had not been driven to such ferocious intensity by the trivial causes that kept setting them off-neither guards nor policemen nor state troopers had been able to keep order for the length of a day-nor could any faction muster a candidate willing to accept the post of "People's Manager.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (25% in)
  • There's one clique-the Ferris-Lawson-Meigs faction-that's been after me for over a year to adopt stronger measures.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (28% in)
  • He knew only that he had obtained immunity for the terminal from the leaders of three different warring factions; that he had found a man for the post of terminal manager who did not seem to have given up altogether; that he had started one more Taggart Comet on her eastward run, with the best Diesel engine and the best crew available; and that he had boarded her for his return journey to New York, with no knowledge of how long his achievement would last.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (61% in)

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