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noun as in coalition

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Meanwhile, nearly 30 percent of the Republicans who voted — a surprisingly large bloc — ignored McCarthy’s pleas for unity and chose to oust Cheney from her leadership post.

Its CEO said the firm would not divert Covid-19 vaccine doses intended for the UK to the EU, after announcing a major shortfall in deliveries to the bloc.

From Quartz

Frustrated by delays in AstraZeneca’s delivery of coronavirus jabs, the bloc said it will demand advance notification of the export of all EU-produced vaccines.

From Quartz

According to Advocate General Michal Bobek, a senior legal adviser to the CJEU, the national privacy authorities in any EU country can sometimes take action against a company, even if the firm has its main EU office elsewhere in the bloc.

From Fortune

Now is the time to build infrastructure and pump money into Democratic organizing in each of these states, to cement a progressive power bloc, and to create the context for an inclusive, democratically powered national leadership.

From Time

However, in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections they were the largest bloc of voters.

The group seems to blend “black bloc” anarchist street violence with social-media campaigns.

Two years later, he had released all Soviet dissidents from prison and was beginning to loosen the reins on Soviet bloc countries.

Now Lyovochkin complains that several of the Opposition Bloc members have suffered attacks while on the election trail.

But politics are volatile in Ukraine and Opposition Bloc is pushing hard.

Pederson headed a bloc against 'Carmack's Folly,' but he backed the wrong horse, and when the bubble burst he was out in the cold.

He didn't feel it—he had thrown up a nerve bloc—but it rattled his teeth together.

Sometimes he becomes wholly insensitive in some part of his body via a nerve bloc.

Can true converts be made to order by constraint, motives of self-interest, or by baptizing them en bloc?

The French Socialists were returned with important majorities, and the Bloc found itself stronger than ever before.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bloc, such as: association, faction, alliance, cabal, confederation, and league.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.