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allegiance
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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Definition
loyalty to a person, group, or cause
  • If you don't want to say the Pledge of Allegiance, you don't have to.
  • In today's top story, a winning decision was handed down in the case of the high school student who refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Religion and politics get into bed with each other all the time: the first thing we do in a courtroom is swear on a Bible; public school classes begin with the Pledge of Allegiance, which declares us one nation under God; even our currency is stamped with the words In God We Trust.
  • ...a skinhead who'd written the word towelhead in white paint on the driveway of his employer, a Pakistani convenience store owner who'd fired him for being drunk on the job; some research about why the words under God had been added to the Pledge of Allegiance in i954 during the McCarthy era; and a stack of mail equally balanced between desperate souls who wanted me to fight on their behalf and right-wing conservatives who berated the ACLU for making it criminal to be a white churchgoing...

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