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  • n. Plural form of phalanx.


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  • America the French philosopher's naïve, social regimen of reducing the world of men to simple units called phalanxes, whose barrack-like routine should insure plenty, equality, and happiness.

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  • You may kill them by bushelfuls, and their phalanxes are apparently undiminished.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • Today, we're all dependent on distant computers all over again - namely the phalanxes of potent servers that power the Web. Top Stories

  • How confident do you have to be as a country to put a word like 'phalanxes' in your anthem?

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  • In addition to the idea of a conspiratorial revolution, Babeuf, fascinated by military matters, began to develop the idea of people's guerilla warfare: of the revolution being formed in separate "phalanxes" by people whose permanent occupation would be making revolution - whom Lenin would later call

  • "phalanxes" of monks were wont to play upon the hopes and fears of the high-born, that Francis, if honestly desirous of consulting the glory of

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • a communist than Saint-Simon because his plans were to be carried out by the local communities, to which he gave the name of "phalanxes", and because the members were to live a common life.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • "phalanxes," as the communities adopting his views were named, were formed in Europe and America; and _Robert Owen_ (1771-1858), whose societies were built up at _New Lanark_ in Scotland, _New

    Outline of Universal History

  • It was partly technology, and partly culture: they had mastered the skills of managing herds of mammals — which is famously how farmers acted in battle, think the Greek phalanxes — for slaughter.

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  • MOSCOW—Thousands of pro-Kremlin demonstrators and phalanxes of riot police took to the streets of downtown Moscow on Tuesday to squelch opposition protests, as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin played down the setback his United Russia party suffered in Sunday's parliamentary vote.

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