Phrases with "faction"

Yet, as I have said, the Blue faction seemed wondrously quiet, for they did not outrage their neighbours as much as they might have done. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

John Morley This was after the events of the Coalition, and her Memoirs, like the change in the mind of the Dissenters towards Burke, show what a fall that act of faction was believed to mark in his character. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Leon Trotsky My talk with the Bolshevik faction established moral bonds of the sort that are forged only under the enemy’s heaviest blows. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Olaf Stapledon The most resolute faction of the arachnoids now attempted to bring the struggle to an end by poisoning the ocean. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Leon Trotsky Lenin’s delay in arriving from abroad was one of the things that prevented the Bolshevik faction from gaining a leading position in the events of the first revolution. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Anthony Trollope Sulla and his Senate thought that by massacring the Marian faction they had restored everything to an equilibrium. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Arthur Conan Doyle In the south and east the Blois faction held the country, and Nantes the capital was garrisoned and occupied by a strong French army. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

William Morris From that time onward the country, passing through the various troubles of a new French war of Henry V.‘s time, and the War of the Roses, did not heed these faction fights much. Signs of Change by William Morris [1888]

David Hume The honour and interest of the nation supported abroad, public credit maintained at home, persecution restrained, faction subdued; the merit of all these blessings is ascribed solely to the minister. That Politics may be reduced to a Science by David Hume

Samuel Johnson Why could not faction find other advocates? But among the uncertainties of the human state, we are doomed to number the instability of friendship. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Robert Louis Stevenson To die for faction is a common evil; But to be hanged for nonsense is the devil. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Cardinal obeyed the injunction; but after a brief and inglorious struggle with the faction of the Colonnas, Rienzo perished in a popular sedition on the 8th of October, 1354. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

But on our side, besides the physical superiority, was a tower of strength, namely, the king’s name, “which they upon the adverse faction wanted. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

Walter Scott A joyous flutter of impatient anxiety was instantly excited through all the blue-stocking faction of the company, nor were the news totally indifferent to the rest of the community. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

The municipality was then summoned to recognize the authority of Almagro; the refractory were ejected without ceremony from their offices, and others of the Chili faction were substituted. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

While these events were passing in the north, Almagro’s faction at Lima was daily receiving new accessions of strength. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Edmund Burke They never acted in corps, nor were known as a faction in the state, nor presumed to influence in that name or character, or for the purposes of such a faction, on any of our public concerns. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

John Morley It is a species of faction which “breaks the locality of public affections. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The man of principle is known as such, and even in the fury of faction is respected. The Conservative by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Arthur Morrison Moreover, the High Mob were perhaps a trifle shy of the Jago at the time of a faction fight; and one was but just over, and that cut short at a third of the usual span of days. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

I heard t’other day that Lord Bolingbroke was incubating a new journal in the interests of faction and of treachery. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

The other denizens of the place are fish-eagles, who sit en faction upon the topmost branches of withered trees. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Leon Trotsky More over, my struggle against the centrist faction of Stalin is only a reflection of my general struggle against the Social Democracy. Neither you nor I stand in any need of vagueness or ambiguity. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Adam Lindsay Gordon Thy breath stirreth faction and party, Men rise, and no voice can avail To stay them — rose-tinted Astarte Herself at thy presence turns pale. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Thomas Hughes The School-house faction rush to him. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Leon Trotsky Stalin’s faction — at that time it was still the faction of the trio — closed its ranks more tightly after the first warning. My Life by Leon Trotsky

D. H. Lawrence There was a faction against the chapel faction, which favoured the plan sketched out above. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Leon Trotsky Meanwhile, Stalin’s faction was preparing for the congress, hastening to place a split before it as an accomplished fact. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Arthur Conan Doyle Several small parties of the English faction had been cut off and slain to a man, and so straitened were the others that it was difficult for them to gather provisions from the country round. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

The Blue faction were committing the crimes of which I have spoken, and slew Hypatius, a person of consequence, in the Church of St. Sophia, in broad daylight. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

This cruelty was not at first practised against any except those who belonged to the Green faction or were thought to be very rich, or had otherwise offended. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Rudyard Kipling True, a faction suspended judgment for a while, because they shot, and hoped that Midmore would serve the glorious mammon of pheasant-raising rather than the unkempt god of fox-hunting. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

You know that the whole party, except the faction of the Prince de Condé, was for you, and used the duke, with whom it seemed to have relations, only as a safeguard. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

The good ship England (so sang a contemporary poet) was left without rudder or helm; and in a kingdom full of faction and discontent the future of the Plantagenet throne depended on a child. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

They were, for the most part, of the old faction of Velasquez, and had estates in Cuba, to which they turned many a wistful glance as they receded more and more from the coast. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Jules Verne Ils étaient là, allant, venant, grognant, mais, en somme, faisant leur faction avec une persévérance exemplaire; ils rôdaient autour de la maison, qui disparaissait sous les blocs amoncelés. Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras by Jules Verne [1864]

Fortunately even at these times they do not interfere with foreigners, their quarrels being amongst themselves, and either faction fights or about their women, or gambling losses. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Leon Trotsky In its latest attempts at resistance to the out-and-out Thermidorians, the Stalin faction is living on the chips and fragments of the ideas of the opposition. My Life by Leon Trotsky

In the language of the vulgar, the one faction would be called ‘swindlers,’ and the other ‘highwaymen. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Leon Trotsky It goes without saying that he watched its every step intently; he influenced its policies through the representatives of the Bolshevik faction and ex pounded its work in his paper. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky The Stalin faction was in a hurry, and for this there was reason enough: it had to overcome not only political but physical obstacles as well. My Life by Leon Trotsky

C — though not one of the immediate coterie of Robespierre, and indeed secretly hostile to him, had possessed the art of keeping well with each faction as it rose to power. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Anthony Trollope But never till now had he known a statesman proclaim his intention of depending upon faction, and upon faction alone, for the result which he desired to achieve. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

In every city, in most towns, along the Front, each political faction had its newspaper — sometimes several. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

The Parliament had got all, and would have been content; but the faction they had created was too strong for them. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Wilkie Collins I was followed by the leader of the grim faction — an unlicked curate of the largest dimensions. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Francis Bacon For as in the government of states it is sometimes necessary to bridle one faction with another, so it is in the government within. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

Leon Trotsky In a very short time, it was apparent that as a faction we had undoubtedly gained in strength — that is to say, we had grown more united intellectually, and stronger in numbers. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky The sorry threat to change these conditions for me in the direction of further isolation is nothing but the decision of the Stalin faction to substitute prison for exile. My Life by Leon Trotsky

In 1770 appeared Thoughts on the Causes of the Present Discontent, directed against the growth of the Royal power on the one hand, and of faction on the other. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

The honour and interest of the nation supported abroad, public credit maintained at home, persecution restrained, faction subdued: the merit of all these blessings is ascribed solely to the minister. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Leon Trotsky Clynes’s misfortune is that he had to explain his actions aloud, for there were members of the Labor faction in Parliament who put respectful but inconvenient questions to him. My Life by Leon Trotsky

It was a time of faction and anger, of violent repression and profound discontent. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

That after all, Edward’s sudden death had not condemned them to years of faction and a new civil struggle over the person of his son. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

This was the primary cause of faction fights, of the sudden outbreaks that would fill this or that part of the settlement with smoke, flame, the noise of shots and shrieks. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Samuel Johnson The authour, who seems to intend the character of Bentiolio as good, meant perhaps to shew, how the best minds, in a state of faction and discord, are detorted to criminal partiality. Preface to Shakespeare by Samuel Johnson [1765]

Anthony Trollope A popular vote obtained and declared by a faction fight in the forum was still a popular vote, and if supported by sufficient violence would be valid. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

With him, the name of Almagro became extinct, and the faction of Chili, so long the terror of the land, passed away for ever. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Anthony Trollope Tappitt opposed the Prong faction at all points. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott I know Athole promised his interest to old Ravenswood, and here is his son already bandying and making a faction by his own contemptible influence. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Each faction wishes to carry its point, for ever and anon both rejoin the main body and proclaim and testify. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

A faction of the Liberal party led by Losada himself had been accused of the deed. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

William Godwin At this time faction raged strongly at Florence. Jerome had many partisans; all the Dominicans, and the greater part of the populace. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

If it continue itself, we shall suffer all the tyranny of a faction subdivided into new factions. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

David Hume If it continue itself, we shall suffer all the tyranny of a faction sub-divided into new factions. Whether the British Government inclines more to Absolute Monarchy or to a Republic by David Hume

John Morley The second had to overcome the virulent opposition of the tyrannical Protestant faction in Ireland, and the disgraceful but deep-rooted antipathies of the English nation. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Anthony Trollope All those around her — those of the Baldock as well as those of the Brentford faction — would make such a life impossible to her. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

David Hume This faction was the more remarkable, as it could continue for so long a tract of time; even though it did not spread itself, nor draw any of the other tribes into a share of the quarrel. Of Parties in general by David Hume

Samuel Johnson Over against it, on another hill, was a fort built by Cromwell, now totally demolished; for no faction of Scotland loved the name of Cromwell, or had any desire to continue his memory. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Benjamin Disraeli The four cavaliers soon found themselves at the head of a strong party, and then, like a faction who have successfully struggled for toleration, they now openly maintained their supremacy. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]