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monopoly
used in A Thousand Acres

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the only supplier of a good or service; or a market with only one supplier
  • I would have been eight months pregnant for the coming of Jess Clark, the ponderous focus of witty remarks during all our Monopoly games.
    p. 256.0
  • We talked about playing cards, poker maybe, or bridge, with one person sitting out, but then Rose had an idea, and showed up with an old Monopoly game, and that's how the tournament started, the Million Dollar World Series of Monopoly, that lasted two weeks or so and that none of us could keep away from, in spite of all the work to be done.
    p. 76.4
  • We talked about playing cards, poker maybe, or bridge, with one person sitting out, but then Rose had an idea, and showed up with an old Monopoly game, and that's how the tournament started, the Million Dollar World Series of Monopoly, that lasted two weeks or so and that none of us could keep away from, in spite of all the work to be done.
    p. 76.5
  • I wonder if there is anyone who isn't perked up by the sight of a Monopoly board, all the colors, all the bits and pieces, all the possibilities.
    p. 76.7
  • It was Pete, actually, who proposed adding the scores of the games, throwing in bonuses for certain strategies and pieces of luck, and shooting for a million dollars of Monopoly money.
    p. 77.0
  • Discussions around the Monopoly board were lively.
    p. 77.3
  • Pete was an aggressive Monopoly strategist, building houses and hotels every time he could, and letting his liquid assets drop dangerously low.
    p. 78.8
  • One thing I noticed about these Monopoly nights was a shift in my feelings about Pete.
    p. 79.0
  • Play around the Monopoly board matched the accelerated rhythm of the conversation, and it was hard for me to keep track of who owed me what.
    p. 82.3
  • And then the evenings had been swept up in the Monopoly games.
    p. 97.4
  • It was one thing, Monopoly nights, to sit around and laugh at or deplore some of the things that Daddy and Harold did or said.
    p. 115.4
  • THE MONOPOLY GAME ENDED with the news that Caroline and Frank had gotten married in a civil ceremony in Des Moines.
    p. 138.0
  • Since the Monopoly games had ended, Jess didn't come around as regularly, and so there wasn't even the fearsome pleasure of maybe exposing myself to the scrutiny of the others as I handed him cups of coffee or asked idle questions about Harold.
    p. 170.6
  • That was the Harold we had discussed during our Monopoly games, the Harold who hid calculating purposes behind foolishness.
    p. 231.3
  • My feelings about Pete hadn't lost the shimmer left over from the Monopoly tournament.
    p. 248.6

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