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faction
used in The Once and Future King

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Definition
a sub-group with some interests not shared by the entire group
  • She knew that the Cornwall and Orkney faction had always been the menace to her husband's hopes...
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (82% in)
faction = sub-group
  • After they had been watching for half an hour or so, the faction of the Old Ones grew bored with the lack of entertainment.
    Book 2 -- The Queen of Air and Darkness (79% in)
  • What about the Orkney faction?
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (9% in)
  • "Is that Gawaine?" inquired Lancelot "What is the matter with the Orkney faction?"
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (9% in)
  • There were factions... The knights of one county, or the inhabitants of one district, or the retainers of one nobleman, might get themselves into a state in which they felt a hatred for the faction which lived next door.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (16% in)
  • There were factions... The knights of one county, or the inhabitants of one district, or the retainers of one nobleman, might get themselves into a state in which they felt a hatred for the faction which lived next door.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (16% in)
  • This hatred would become a feud, and then the king or leader of the one place would challenge the leader of the other one to a tourney—and both factions would go to the meeting with full intent to do each other mischief.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (16% in)
  • If you can rescue me out of this prison, I will fight in the faction of King Bagdemagus next Tuesday.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (16% in)
  • What with magic queens and faction tournaments and people getting into bed with you at night, and half the family vanishing without trace, it is difficult to keep in line.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (18% in)
  • The King of Northgalis, who was the leader of the opposite side, had one hundred and sixty knights in his faction, and King Bagdemagus only had eighty.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (18% in)
  • A few seedy giants of the Strong Arm, who had been captured by the Orkney faction, turned up and said their homage, but the Lancelot contingent was a spate.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (24% in)
  • No. "How is the Orkney faction?" asked the younger man hastily.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (25% in)
  • "The Orkney faction is bad," he said.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (26% in)
  • What is wrong with the Orkney faction?
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (26% in)
  • The Orkney faction have got the craze worst I suppose their sense of insecurity over their mother makes it necessary for them to be sure of a safe place at the top of the list They have to excel, to make up for her.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (26% in)
  • If you are not careful, you will have the Orkney faction after your blood, as well as after poor Pellinore's.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (26% in)
  • The faction won't hurt me, even if it does come after my blood.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (26% in)
  • There ought to be; somebody here to look after the factions.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (33% in)
  • Even the Orkney faction helped.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (50% in)
  • Behind you, there might be a savage tournament or faction fight going on, with all the heralds crying out, "Laissez les aller" to ranks of chivalry who were about to charge—a cry which was exactly equivalent to the shout, "They're off!" which is still to be heard at the Grand National today.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (53% in)
  • Guenever said: "I don't see what is wrong with the Round Table, just because the Orkney faction chooses to get murderous.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (58% in)
  • Will you ask the Orkney faction to have dinner with me tomorrow?
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (70% in)
  • A strong faction believed and hinted that he had been murdered, sleeping, by the Orkneys, and had been buried under a pile of leaves.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (70% in)
  • Lancelot had said, apologizing and begging her not to think him offensive, (1) that they could not very well go back to the old way, after the Grail; (2) that, had it not been for their guilty love, he might have been allowed to achieve the Grail; (3) that it would be dangerous in any case, because the Orkney faction was beginning to watch them unpleasantly, particularly Agravaine and Mordred; and (4) that it would be a great shame to themselves and also to Arthur.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (80% in)
  • The Orkney faction could only grumble, a distant and almost subterranean complaint.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (97% in)
  • The pathos which was growing in the room was broken by the Orkney faction for the second time.
    Book 4 -- The Candle in the Wind (67% in)
  • The Table split into factions, a bitter war began, and all were killed.
    Book 4 -- The Candle in the Wind (97% in)

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