annexation

[ an-ik-sey-shuh n, -ek- ]SEE DEFINITION OF annexation

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What they do regard it as, is a menace to their independence, and a prelude to annexation.

At first, as was only natural, the inhabitants could not realize the annexation.

The annexation feeling is reviving in some portions of Lower Canada.

There is a good deal of talk in the newspapers about the annexation of Cuba.

The Germans, as a Frenchman wittily remarked, are born with the mania of annexation.

America calmly resisted all appeals for annexation or for intervention in Cuba.

Great changes were expected; annexation was talked of; the Arabs grew civil.

It seemed not only victory but peace, and peace with annexation.

I went through the war of annexation, from 1885 to 1889, and from it I will draw my examples.

The British annexation of Cape Colony occurred at an unfortunate time.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Medieval Latin annexiationem (nominative annexatio) "action of annexing," noun of action from past participle stem of annexare (see annex). The Middle English noun form was annexion "union; joining; territory acquired" (mid-15c.).

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