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It was supposed to be democratic, but it sometimes bordered on the anarchic.

Those were anarchic broadcasts with no discernible regularity.

If my anarchic friends will not have rules, they will have rulers.

This is true only where "anarchy" is not being created by anarchic actions.

Law can as little be anarchic as anarchy can be an institute of law.

If my anarchic friends will not have rules—they will have rulers.

But there must have been something in me that answered to the nerves in all these anarchic men.

"Anarchy plus a street-constable:" that also is anarchic to me, and other than quite lovely!

The half-castes, in particular, rage at our “color line” and see in the United States the Nemesis of their anarchic misrule.

The event was salutary, like life instead of death, to anarchic Germany; and did eminent honor to Friedrich's judgment in men.

WORD ORIGIN

1755, "chaotic, without order or rule," from Greek anarkhos "without head or chief" (see anarchy) + -ic. Differentiated from anarchistic (1845) which tends to refer to the political philosophy of anarchism. An older word in this sense was anarchical (1590s). Anarchial is from 1710; Landor used anarchal (1824).

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