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


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  • Plato distinguishes war against outsiders from what he calls factionalized struggles, that is, civil wars.24 He posits that Greeks practice war against foreigners “barbarians”, a conflict marked by “enmity and hatred,” but not against one another.


  • The Factionalized Faculty: Many faculties are "factionalized," in the sense that there are sub-groups that rarely see "eye to eye" about departmental issues, from appointments to admissions.

    Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog

  • BENGHAZI, Libya—As layers of intrigue and mystery have accumulated in the days since last week's murder of the Libyan rebels' top military commander, one point has come into clearer focus: The rebels' nascent government appears to be in disarray and factionalized, struggling to prove its democratic bona fides as it responds to its first major internal crisis.

    Libya Killing Casts Pall on Top Rebels

  • Elites that have tried to move to peace have not fared well because both sides are sufficiently factionalized that domestic opponents know they torpedo their domestic rivals by provoking violence.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Strategic Logic of Nonviolence

  • Iraq's factionalized political elite has already plunged into a high-stakes showdown.

    Violence Jolts Iraq

  • These advances have so far been rebuffed, with al Shabaab leaders fearing it could further divide an already highly factionalized group and make it a higher-profile target for the West.

    The Long Arms of al Qaeda

  • Factors receiving particularly high scores were factionalized politics, group cleavage, security apparatus and foreign intervention.

    Howard Schweber: Pakistan in Ten Years: The Optimistic View

  • There is no political solution in sight, with factionalized rebel groups struggling to unite and the most influential rebel leader, Abdel Wahid al-Nur, refusing to engage in negotiations.

    Why Sudan Matters

  • A government negotiator said Monday afternoon that one of the protest leaders had telephoned him seeking a cease-fire that might enable peace talks to resume a week after they collapsed an indication of rising worries in protester ranks that the increasingly factionalized conflict could claim many more lives.

    Concessions Fail to Ease Thai Conflict

  • A demoralized workplace can be factionalized so it's critical not to take sides, says

    Coping as a New Hire at a Dispirited Firm


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