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  • If the Constitution allows that kind of brigandry and tyranny, then the Constitution itself is tyrannical.

    Rad Geek People's Daily

  • The post-election period reveals that no election result is safe from court intervention and constitutional brigandry in the new Iraq.

    Firas Al-Atraqchi: Iraq's Political Turmoil Could Lead to Civil War

  • Isaurian - These tough, tenacious people in the Taurus Mountains of southern Asia Minor who lived by brigandry and banditry were a constant problem for the Romans who never gained much more than nominal control over them like the Albanians, Basques, Bretons and Welsh.

    languagehat.com: BARBARIAN NAMES.

  • The company's presence has been effective in discouraging brigandry.

    Alector's Choice

  • Food riots, brigandry, and mass migrations took place in certain locales.

    1937-45

  • All through the month of May the Roman army tracked down Spartacani in the fastnesses of Lucania and Bruttium, ideal locations for brigandry which made it imperative that every surviving Spartacanus be captured.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • Of course, understanding her game, we ceased the attempt, having no taste for horse-racing; and nearly all the way from Newburyport to Rowley, she kept up that brigandry, jogging on and forcing us to jog on, neither going ahead herself nor suffering us to do so, -- a perfect and most provoking dog in a manger.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863

  • Of course, understanding her game, we ceased the attempt, having no taste for horse-racing; and nearly all the way from Newburyport to Rowley, she kept up that brigandry, jogging on, and forcing us to jog on, neither going ahead herself nor suffering us to do so, -- a perfect and most provoking dog in a manger.

    Gala-days

  • The Amazon and Time Warner Cable moves are only the latest application of what I call tech brigandry, the now-common practice of technology companies unsettling markets with new technologies or new uses of old technology.

    Slate Magazine

  • There are no conditions that make hariba (brigandry) permissible or excusable.

    Ryan Tomayko

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