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  • n. Plural form of partisanship.


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  • His obsession with bi or non-partisanships is another set of handcuffs because the GOP and the media won’t let him do that.

    Matthew Yglesias » Daschle Postmortem

  • CONAN: Getting back to the relationship with Jefferson, yes, some of it was partisanships, some of it was backstabbing, and there was some truth on both sides.

    Dear John, Dear Abigail: A Love Story Through Letters

  • Because the Republican Congress voted for the Military Commissions Act. Because all partisanships voted for the FISA broadening.

    How About an Impeachment Truth Movement?

  • That greater world was still prepared for heroes and villains, ready for blind partisanships and storms of suspicion.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Hence Ramsey's approving reference, at the end of GCC, to Maurice's description of theology as digging rather than building, removing debris, undermining the partisanships of believers so as to unite at the foundational level where the act of God is at work.

    Addresses given to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Archbishop Michael Ramsey: I. Theology in the Face of Christ

  • Speaking generally, the prevailing _Punch_ tradition with regard to matters political -- at least, in the belief of its conductors -- has been to hold the balance fairly between the parties, to avoid fixed and bitter partisanships, to "hit all round" as occasion seemed to demand, and to award praise where it appeared to be deserved.

    The History of "Punch"

  • It is neither the intent, nor within the scope of these papers -- even did their author possess the ability for it -- to enter into detailed criticism of military events; far less to reopen those acrimonious partisanships, so bootless at the time and worse than useless now.

    Four Years in Rebel Capitals An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death

  • British press and news despatches and by the American press and political partisanships of various shades of color that came freely into

    The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki Campaigning in North Russia 1918-1919

  • (Applause) It commands the attention of every man, no matter what his political views may be, and if we are all generous enough and free enough from political partisanships and prejudices and are guided by the truth in our everyday actions, if there is anything said with which we agree and in which we believe, we should be courageous enough to say it, no matter who is the expressor of it.

    Exciting Events

  • The frank brutality of question and comment; the violent and reasonless partisanships; the irrational intimacies, and the short lives of these; the combinations against lawful authority; the deceptions and evasions to screen offenders from the consequences of indolence or disobedience - were but a few of the revelations made to the two country girls in the trial-months of that winter.

    Marion Harland's autobiography : the story of a long life,


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