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  • n. Plural form of phalanstery.


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  • About the year 1840 there were some thirty of these "phalansteries" in

    Brief History of English and American Literature

  • "phalansteries" in France, in Algeria, Brazil, and in the United States.

    Essai sur l'imagination créatrice. English

  • As all the old fortunes are diminishing in France, the majestic mansions of our ancestors are constantly being demolished and replaced by species of phalansteries, in which the peers of July occupy the third floor above some newly enriched empirics on the lower floors.

    The Imaginary Mistress

  • At one time there were over forty phalansteries in this country, and if one groups together the Owenite communities and the religious movements of various sorts, there were at least one hundred and seventy-eight actual Utopian groups with from fifteen to nine hundred members each.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • Let us establish the rest as near their old homes as we can, -- not in poor-houses or phalansteries, but on their own farms.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • Now, as to your phalansteries and women's clubs and sitz-baths, why that's all flummery to me.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 27, June, 1873

  • All over Paris are to be seen his workshops, savings banks, hospitals and houses of industry and reform, and, in the suburbs, his phalansteries and his model farms.

    Edmond Dantès

  • As to considerations of economy, which are sometimes laid stress on in favour of phalansteries, they are those of a petty tradesman.

    The Conquest of Bread

  • The free agro-industrial communes, of which so much was spoken in England and France before 1848, need not be small phalansteries, or small communities of 2000 persons.

    The Conquest of Bread

  • He would understand the new revelation; he would be convinced of its desirability by the successful experiments of their phalansteries, or associations; and he would peacefully accomplish by his own authority the revolution which would bring well-being and happiness to mankind.

    The Conquest of Bread


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