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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of confederate.


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  • Except they re-confederated in 2003, the current flag is based on the confederate national flag.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pro-Slavery

  • Joe Wilson wing nut from the GOP confederated Taliban state of south carolina.

    CNN Poll: Double-digit post-speech jump for Obama plan

  • The interlocking ways in which a vast country shaped an individual poet, even as he shaped its contentious, loosely confederated poets, is the subject of Aidan Wasley's "The Age of Auden."

    Keeper of the Affirming Flame

  • At times, Mr. Chávez and top Cuban officials have talked of melding the two countries into a single confederated state—an unpopular idea among most Venezuelans.

    In Cuba, a Prayer for Chávez

  • Another thing: by the time of the partitions, the Poles had come up with a solution to the liberum veto through the mechanism of the confederated sejm, in which there was no veto (sort of like a modified Committee of the Whole to expedite parliamentary business).

    Matthew Yglesias » 18th Century Polish Strategic Dilemmas

  • It has become a Saudi palatinate, a confederated province of Saudi Arabia, a pocket-size weasel state from which all journalists should in future use the dateline: Manama, Occupied Bahrain.

    Bahrain to sue Independent newspaper over articles

  • Finally, Polk admonished his countrymen on the urgency of preserving the confederated union, “to which we are so much indebted for our growth in population and wealth, and for all that constitutes us a great and happy nation.”

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • In Switzerland, he said, dissimilar governments had been confederated like that for over four hundred years.35


  • The jihadi regime in control of Sudan cannot make peace with its own populations, and it is only when a democratic alternative takes over in the Arab center of the country that the nationalities at the periphery will be able to coexist within a new confederated Sudan or between separate and associated countries.

    The Coming Revolution

  • Colonel Wright took command of the district in place of Rains, and had been at Vancouver but a short time before he realized that it would be necessary to fight the confederated tribes east of the Cascade Range of mountains, in order to disabuse them of the idea that they were sufficiently strong to cope with the power of the Government.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories


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