from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hole washed out of the ground by the rushing water when an embankment gives way. Peacock, Glossary (Manley and Corringham).


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  • The last act of a corrupt and crumbling régime is always the looting of the public treasury. A Bad First Draft

  • The astonishment Paine expresses in Rights of Man at Burke's refusal to criticize or even to enumerate the crimes and cruelties of the ancien régime is clearly genuine.

    Reactionary Prophet

  • If one examines the people who, having some idea of what the Russian régime is like, are strongly russophile, one finds that, on the whole, they belong to the “managerial” class of which Burnham writes.

    James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution

  • TROTSKYIST: The Stalin régime is accepted by the Russian masses.

    Notes on Nationalism

  • Its war strategy will be totally different from that of any property-ruled state, because it will not be afraid of the revolutionary after-effects when any existing régime is brought down.

    The Lion and the Unicorn

  • The principle already postulated, that the state must undertake the production and distribution of wealth wherever private enterprise is dangerous, or inefficient, clarifies somewhat the problem of the industrial organization of the Socialist régime, which is a vastly more difficult problem than that of its political organization.

    Socialism A Summary and Interpretation of Socialist Principles

  • On the other hand, the present German régime, which is an anachronism,

    Selected Essays

  • His first target is a crass fellow "down the gym" (pron. "gime": Simpson's Dictionary and Menu-Reader).

  • a "gime," such a "shime," as one had never had to put up with; a third treated with some vigour the question of the enormous sums due belowstairs, in every department, for gratuitous labour and wasted zeal.

    What Maisie Knew

  • Two centuries ago, Napoleon led his armies out of France and brought “liberty, equality, and fraternity” to much of the rest of ancien régime Europe -- but on his terms and via the barrel of a musket.

    William Astore: Freedom Fighters for a Fading Empire: What It Means When We Say We Have the World's Finest Fighting Force


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