Faction is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of faction, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
EXAMPLES - Faction in a Sentence
- The way some call a faction, will not be confused. (source)
- Ralegh to the spite of a faction were a surprise to the King and his advisers. (source)
- The "Tea Party/Republican base" faction is in the midst of an intra-party insurgency. (source)
- Violence and killings between tribal groups (so-called faction fights) continue on the mines. (source)
- Wamba's faction, which is backed by Uganda, last month appointed Adile Rutsove as the head of the newly created (source)
- When a voice implies that Davis used money from "oil stocks" -- that claim is a "faction" -- part fact, part fiction. (source)
- His wife, Manon Roland, oversaw a salon that became the focal point for the Girondin faction, and in May 1793, when the (source)
- It appears that the liberal faction is not going to be happy until the government controls every single thing in this country. (source)
- Don't you understand that the more the US and/or Israel opposes a certain faction, the more they grow in popularity and power?? (source)
- Hence it is plain that as no opportunity for "faction" -- and so no occasion for any "Association and Agreement" -- existed till the (source)
- The vitriol and back-biting between the Schmidt/Wallace faction of the campaign and the Kristol/Scheunemann faction is quite intense. (source)
- Constitution, they term faction; and having embarrassed a free government by their own impolitic measures, they fly to military power. " (source)
- Yet even in beginners, to adhere so moderately, as he be a man of the one faction, which is most passable with the other, commonly giveth best way. (source)
- The solution to these mysteries involves yet another faction from the Company novels, but I won't reveal just which so as not to spoil the surprise. (source)
- I realize my use of the word faction, combined with my statement about getting the word of anarchism out there might lead one to your above conclusion. (source)
- Thus, a certain faction of the left engages in the very same behavior they accuse the right of regarding Iran, etc. Ironic and unproductive at the same time. (source)
- The Network of Independent Monitors said so-called faction fighting which claimed seven lives in Loskop in the Midlands at the weekend was politically linked. (source)
- Ndewdwe's Nobanga area was last week the scene of what police called faction fighting, which left six dead and 100 huts belonging to IFP and ANC members gutted. (source)
- It appears that there is a certain faction in America who now believe our democratic republic means either the Republicans are in control or we impeach the Democrat. (source)
- This bill, which Senator Clinton and Senator McCain have endorsed, is the first in recent history to label a faction of a sovereign government as a "terrorist organization." (source)
- "But there is a category of novels that do both: 'faction' -- completely fictional books with plots rooted in fact, and that is the category I strived for with The Overton Window." (source)
- Rosini [Footnote: _Storia delta Pittura_, chap.xvii. p. 48.] says that belonging to a faction was a means of fame, and that the Savonarola party was powerful, giving this as a reason for (source)
- He discovers that he has magical powers, inherited from his Salem ancestors, and gets mixed up in faction and counterfaction of the secret network of witches, supported by Quakers and other free thinkers. (source)
- The king's aim in his sudden change of front was not only to meet the change in the national spirit, but to secure a momentary lull in English faction which would suffer him to strike at the rebellion in Ireland. (source)
- What it really confirms is that he seems to be in the hands of al Qaeda or some al Qaeda faction, which is really not huge news because that was suspected from the very beginning when we first got the report on that day. (source)
- But in a repetition of the earlier wrangling over who should sign the ceasefire, RCD leader Emile Ilunga declared Wednesday that his faction, which is backed by Rwanda and claims to have 10 000 soldiers, would be occupying both seats. (source)
- In the beginning his family were not attached to any faction -- and when I use the word faction, it is in contradistinction to the word party -- for faction, you know, is applied to a feud or grudge between Roman Catholics exclusively. (source)
- In fact, reports from Sunni areas have shown that the Sunni insurgents (the main faction fighting against U.S. troops) have also been trying to get the al-Qaeda whackos out of their towns as well since they're reckless and draw attention. (source)
- The avowed object of liberating the Convention is not calculated to draw adherents, and if any better purpose be intended, while a faction are the promoters of it, it will be regarded with too much suspicion to procure any effectual movement. (source)
- My Democratic sources, which really means Donna, says there's too much bad blood between the two factions, but you know, to bring the Clinton faction, which is Wesley Clark, with the Dean faction, which is the left, together, would be powerful. (source)
- The incursion into the north against the Kurdish population of the north on behalf, allegedly, of one of the faction is a tragic development in what has become for all practical purposes a civil war going on between two rival factions in the north. (source)
- From the group's release on the report: The TeaParty. org faction is led by the executive director of the Minuteman Project, a nativist organization that has in the past been associated with the murder of migrant Mexican workers as part of its vigilante 'border operations'. (source)
- Rosini [Footnote: Storia delta Pittura, chap.xvii. p. 48.] says that belonging to a faction was a means of fame, and that the Savonarola party was powerful, giving this as a reason for Baccio's partisanship; but this we can hardly believe, his whole life proved his earnestness. (source)
- Edward Randolph, the implacable eriemy of New England, and a principal instrument of depriving this colony of its charter, included him among those whom he called a faction of the General Court, in 1681, and against whom he exhibited articL s of high misdemeanor to the lords of the council. (source)
- James Madison in the Federalist Papers pointed out that what he called faction -- the word we would use now is maybe "ultrapartisanship" -- can stir passions that come about because of relatively small differences, and then can unleash an amount of energy that is seemingly out of all proportion to the cause of the disagreement. (source)
- O God! No, my lord; I acted as an Irishman, determined on delivering my country from the yoke of a foreign and unrelenting tyranny, and from the more galling yoke of a domestic faction, which is its joint partner and perpetrator in the parricide, for the ignominy of existing with an exterior of splendor and of conscious depravity. (source)
- And in this manly, generous, and free-spirited connexion, the colonies would have grown with the growth of England; have shunned all the bitter collisions of rival interests; have escaped the actual wars which inflicted disaster on both; and, by the first of all benefits to America, she would have obtained the means of resisting that supremacy of faction, which is now hurrying her into all the excesses of democracy. (source)
- To it I sacrificed every selfish, every endearing sentiment; and for it I now offer up myself, O God! No, my lords; I acted as an Irishman, determined on delivering my country from the yoke of a foreign and unrelenting tyranny, and the more galling yoke of a domestic faction, which is its joint partner and perpetrator in the patricide, from the ignominy existing with an exterior of splendour and a conscious depravity. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "faction" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 53 synonyms for faction.
band, bloc, bunch, cabal, camp, caucus, cell, circle, clan, clique, club, coalition, combination, combine, combo, concern, conclave, confederacy, conspiracy, contingent, coterie, crew, crowd, design, division, entente, gang, guild, insiders, intrigue, junta, knot, lobby, machine, minority, mob, network, offshoot, outfit, partnership, party, pressure group, ring, schism, sect, section, sector, set, side, splinter group, team, unit, wing
We have 8 antonyms for faction.
agreement, conformity, entirety, individual, peace, total, unity, whole
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of faction from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
- (noun) Conflict within an organization or nation; internal dissension: "Our own beloved country . . . is now afflicted with faction and civil war” ( Abraham Lincoln).
- (noun) A form of literature or filmmaking that treats real people or events as if they were fictional or uses real people or events as essential elements in an otherwise fictional rendition.
- (noun) A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A group of people, especially within a political organization, who express a shared belief or opinion different from people who are not part of the group.
- (noun) Strife; discord.
- (noun) A form of literature, film etc., that treats real people or events as if they were fiction; a mix of fact and fiction
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) One of the divisions or parties of charioteers (distinguished by their colors) in the games of the circus.
- (noun) A party, in political society, combined or acting in union, in opposition to the government, or state; -- usually applied to a minority, but it may be applied to a majority; a combination or clique of partisans of any kind, acting for their own interests, especially if greedy, clamorous, and reckless of the common good.
- (noun) Tumult; discord; dissension.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A party of persons having a common end in view; usually, such a party seeking by irregular means to bring about changes in government or in the existing state of affairs, or in any association of which they form part; a combination of persons using subversive or perverse methods of promoting their own selfish or partizan views or interests, especially in matters of state.
- (noun) Combined disorderly opposition to established authority; turbulence; tumult; dissension.
- (noun) In Roman antiquity, one of the classes into which the charioteers in the circensian games were divided, one of each contending in a race.
- (noun) Synonyms Combination, Party, etc. See cabal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
- (noun) a dissenting clique