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Throughout Europe, parliaments are debating how much power to give to the European Union.
  a legislative assembly in certain countries (that can pass laws)
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Strongly Associated with:   parliamentarianism
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  • Throughout Europe, parliaments are debating how much power to give to the European Union.
  • The Sheik of Kuwait was admired for voluntarily creating a parliament to share power with him.
  • Let us hold a parliament of owls.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • The colonists wanted a voice in the British Parliament.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak

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  • This one used to hang in the French parliament.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • It’s just a few blocks from parliament and the headquarters of ISI, and many government officials and military used to pray there.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I dare say he will be in parliament soon.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Once when the Royalists were trying to hold Bridgetown, Barbados, Parliament sent a troopship and subdued them in no time.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Answer me this, Sam—do you really think you know better than the King and those learned men in Parliament?
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • Right across the road is the Ontario Parliament Building, which is also old and dingy.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • Have you written to Parliament?
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • All the Editors and Secretaries of Societies and Members of Parliament had answered Mother’s letters as politely as they knew how; but none of them could tell where the wife and children of Mr Szczepansky would be likely to be.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • A parliament of regional leaders in Congo elected a nationalist named Patrice Lumumba as prime minister.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I had watched on CNN masked young Greeks stoning police outside the parliament, cops in riot gear firing tear gas, swinging their batons.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The chart below shows a breakdown of two categories of Jamaican professionals, lawyers and members of parliament, in the early 1950s.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Father said Lumumba’s party won thirty-five of a hundredy-some-odd seats in the new parliament, mainly because of his natural animal magnetism.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Candide asked to see the court of justice, the parliament.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • I then spoke at large upon the constitution of an English parliament; partly made up of an illustrious body called the House of Peers; persons of the noblest blood, and of the most ancient and ample patrimonies.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • How King Arthur held a parliament at York, and how he ordained the realm should be governed in his absence.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • You know, councillor, the Manx parliament.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • How King Arthur held a parliament at York, and how he ordained the realm should be governed in his absence.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • * A chamber of the ancient parliament of Paris.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • His mother wished to interest him in political concerns, to get him into parliament, or to see him connected with some of the great men of the day.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • The same day that Sir John Hotham kept out Hull against the royal martyr King Charles I. the same day Sir John Hotham was put to death by the parliament for that very action: The same day that the King himself signed the warrant for the execution of the Earl of Stafford, the same day of the month was he barbarously murdered by the blood-thirsty Oliverian crew: and the same day that King James II. came to the crown against the bill of exclusion, the same day he was voted abdicated by…
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Mr Dedalus lingered in the hall gazing about him and up at the roof and telling Stephen, who urged him to come out, that they were standing in the house of commons of the old Irish parliament.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • It’s just that I seem to remember a Mr Stevens who was a member of parliament a year or two ago.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • On these occasions, the regent was surrounded by his amaphakathi, a group of councilors of high rank who functioned as the regent’s parliament and judiciary.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He was a young member of parliament, an obstructionist where government expenditures were concerned, but actually quite popular.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • And if the revelation was blatant enough, prosecutors and police would be forced to act—otherwise parliament really would wake up and pay attention.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Among the best ordered and governed kingdoms of our times is France, and in it are found many good institutions on which depend the liberty and security of the king; of these the first is the parliament and its authority, because he who founded the kingdom, knowing the ambition of the nobility and their boldness, considered that a bit to their mouths would be necessary to hold them in; and, on the other side, knowing the hatred of the people, founded in fear, against the nobles, he…
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • And these were doubtless the qualifications by which Mr Allworthy’s friend had been induced to recommend him; though indeed this friend had some obligations to Thwackum’s family, who were the most considerable persons in a borough which that gentleman represented in parliament.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • How many of their own class have these electors sent to parliament?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Now she has her eye on a seat in the national parliament.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • In this first parliament every man, by natural right, will have a seat.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • Why, I’ll exhibit a bill in the parliament for the putting down of men.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • The antivirus won’t be held up in a vial in our parliament for all the world to see.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • I could be a young, intellectual member of parliament, and be interviewed about lots of important issues on television.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • It had been a strange thing for us, to have our small village suddenly thrust into the high matters of king and parliament.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • Meanwhile, what was going on in Japan? I will tell you: the first parliament met in 1891, there was a war with China in 1894-95, Formosa was ceded in 1895.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • To us the speaker in his parliament; To us the imagined voice of God himself; The very opener and intelligencer Between the grace, the sanctities of heaven And our dull workings.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • You have your murder of ravens, your convocation of eagles, your gaggle of geese, your raft of ducks, your band of jays, your parliament of owls, and so on, but what about dragons? A hunger of dragons?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • The news provoked a last gasp of collectivism from Ernst Doerfler, a prominent member of the doomed East German parliament, who called for an official ban on "McDonald’s and similar abnormal garbage-makers."
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • And so when he had stablished all these countries, he shortly called a parliament; and there he crowned Sir Lionel, King of France; and Sir Bors [he] crowned him king of all King Claudas’ lands; and Sir Ector de Maris, that was Sir Launcelot’s youngest brother, he crowned him King of Benwick, and king of all Guienne, that was Sir Launcelot’s own land.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • Far from ignoring idiosyncrasy, will, passion, impulse, whim, as factors in human action, I have placed them so nakedly on the stage that the elderly citizen, accustomed to see them clothed with the veil of manufactured logic about duty, and to disguise even his own impulses from himself in this way, finds the picture as unnatural as Carlyle’s suggested painting of parliament sitting without its clothes.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren’s Profession
  • They are one of the birds that have parliaments, you know, and a social system.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Take me wherever there are parliaments and diets and congresses and chambers of statesmen.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • Today the links between our parliaments are continued by the British-Irish Parliamentary Body, and last month 60 of our MPs set up a new all-party "Irish in Britain Parliamentary Group."
    Tony Blair  --  First Address to Irish Parliament From a British PM
  • We do not meet for games of strength[1] or skill, for the recitation of histories, tragedies, and odes, like the ancient Greeks; for parliaments of love and poesy, like the Troubadours;[2] nor for the advancement of science, like our co-temporaries in the British and European capitals.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • He was also quite liberal about naming names of those great men who had been or were now Masons: Voltaire, Lafayette, and Napoleon, Franklin and Washington, Mazzini and Garibaldi; and among the living, the king of England and a great many other men, members of governments and parliaments, in whose hands lay the affairs of Europe.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • …century —its revolutions in Paris, its generations of Russian exiles starting with Herzen, its assassinations of Tsars, some only plotted, others carried out, the whole of the workers’ movement of the world, the whole of Marxism in the parliaments and universities of Europe, the whole of this new system of ideas with its newness, the swiftness of its conclusion, its irony, and its pitiless remedies elaborated in the name of pity-all of this was absorbed and expressed in Lenin, who…
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
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