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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of monopolize.

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Examples

  • Peace is a word monopolized by those in power, and this pole is giving the meaning back to the people who suffered, who were made to think that raising a white flag was peace, and never had a chance to say 'enough.'

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  • American municipal policy is consequently being adapted to the idea of monopolized control of these public services.

    The Promise of American Life

  • Shouldn't we see dramatic savings as one leaves the 'monopolized' public high school and entered the 'market centered' college system?

    Education Spending, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The women for whose sake those profitable employments had been "monopolized" were now not only allowed by law but compelled by circumstance to toil from sun to sun at the best they could find to do; their frailer organizations were forced to bear "the double curse of work and pain."

    Woman and the Republic — a Survey of the Woman-Suffrage Movement in the United States and a Discussion of the Claims and Arguments of Its Foremost Advocates

  • No doubt aid is "monopolized" by Christians - as we are among the most generous people on this planet.

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  • The lawsuit also alleges that Apple "monopolized" the aftermarket for third-party iPhone applications.

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  • Apart from her court appearance, she met members of factions allied with her BYuT bloc and urged them to hold together to ensure a balanced power structure which was not "monopolized" by Yanukovich's Regions Party backers.

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  • Apart from her court appearance, she met members of factions allied with her BYuT bloc and urged them to hold together to ensure a balanced power structure which was not "monopolized" by Yanukovich's Regions Party backers.

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  • One enormously influential aspect of the Phoenician system of writing was that it allowed the average person to learn its phonetic symbols and sounds fairly easily, and so to attain literacy at a time when reading and writing—long shrouded in mystery—were effectively monopolized by members of a privileged and impermeable caste.

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  • * The economist Robert Fogel has claimed that slaves produced more than free farmers but acknowledges that this may have been the result of the division of labor and specialization that gang labor on large plantations allowed, as well as the fact that southern plantations monopolized the most fertile soil in North America.

    A Renegade History of the United States

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