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democracy
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
a system of government in which citizens have power with equal votes
  • That is what we call Democracy.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (41% in)
  • Conquest and liberation and democracy and divorce are words that mean squat, basically, when you have hungry children and clothes to get out on the line and it looks like rain.
    Book 5 — Exodus (2% in)
  • "If the Americans mean to teach us about democracy, the lesson is quite remarkable," Anatole observed.
    Book 5 — Exodus (40% in)
  • Anatole's students did essentially the same, displaying a constant impulse to educate him about democracy and human rights—arrogant sophomores!
    Book 5 — Exodus (69% in)
  • It was very hard to concentrate while my sisters were giving me a pop quiz on world democracy.
    Book 5 — Exodus (78% in)
  • Democracy and dictatorship are political systems; they have to do with who participates in the leadership.
    Book 5 — Exodus (78% in)
  • He was a socialist who believed in democracy.
    Book 5 — Exodus (78% in)
  • If the CIA and them got rid of him, they did it for democracy.
    Book 5 — Exodus (79% in)
  • In a democracy, Lumumba should have been allowed to live longer than two months as head of state.
    Book 5 — Exodus (79% in)

There are no more uses of "democracy" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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