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republic
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
a system of government in which a majority of citizens elect representatives to make laws
  • So Mr. Patrice will be the Prime Minister of the Congo now and it won't be the Belgian Congo anymore, it will be the Republic of Congo.
    Book 2 — Revelation (93% in)
  • He declared it separate from the Republic of Congo.
    Book 3 — Judges (30% in)
  • On September 14, the army took control of the momentarily independent Republic of Congo, and Lumumba was put under house arrest in Léopoldville, surrounded by Mobutu's freshly purchased soldiers.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (7% in)
  • In the back of a friend's truck, covered with manioc leaves, we left Stanleyville late at night and crossed over into the Central African Republic near Bangassou.
    Book 5 — Exodus (28% in)
  • The French Congo and the newly independent Republic of Congo are separated by one mere river and about a million miles of contemporaneous modern thinking.
    Book 5 — Exodus (62% in)
  • And in our bed, which Anatole calls the New Republic of Connubia, my husband tells me the history of the world.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (33% in)

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