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noun as in political or geographic area

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Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe officially announced a comeback bid yesterday, citing a need “to think big and act bold” and his plan to raise teacher pay in the commonwealth above the national average.

“I am running for governor again to think big, and to be bold, and to take the commonwealth of Virginia to the next level — and to lift up all Virginians,” he said at a Richmond elementary school, a location meant to signal a commitment to education.

I am running for governor again to think big and to be bold and take the commonwealth of Virginia to the next level and lift up all Virginians.

Only the Lee statue was owned by the state, and an 1889 deed required the commonwealth to protect the memorial forever.

“That’s twice the rate of the rest of the commonwealth, and that quite frankly is troubling,” Northam said.

Another bombshell: There is no statute of limitations on rape in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Swarms of police, gunfire, panic—all foreign to a city known for its quaint, Commonwealth style, still air, and orderliness.

For years there were no pre-qualifications for an attorney to handle capital cases in the commonwealth.

His first novel, Red Earth and Pouring Rain (1995), won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for best first book.

Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley ruled that the law “unreasonably burdens” the right to vote.

Dockier, a prominent leader of the Levelers, in the times of the English commonwealth, was shot by order of the government.

All must work for the state; only in a socialist commonwealth can social justice be found.

His book is in cold reality nothing but a series of conversations explaining how a socialist commonwealth is supposed to work.

Or turn from the gray officials to the purple citizens of the soap bubble commonwealth of socialism.

In a population of angels a socialistic commonwealth would work to perfection.


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On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to commonwealth, such as: federation, society, citizenry, citizens, commonality, and democracy.

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