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Godwin was a communist, and so, in some degree, were most of his friends.

At Paris, later on, he took part in the Communist rising, and was condemned to death.

Introduction to the Communist Manifesto (English edition, 1888).

The Foreign Policy Association is not a communist organization.

It is inaccurate to refer to the eastern part of Germany as "communist Germany."

The flashes of fire from the Loyal and Communist batteries were incessant.

There is nothing Bolshevist or even Communist about the temperance cabman.

Has not the Minister a hand in this mysterious disappearance of Communist literature?

The Republican and Communist power augments in its systematized order.

Foureau and Marescot interrupted him, exclaiming that he was a communist.

WORD ORIGIN

1841, as both a noun and adjective, from French communiste (see communism). First attested in writing by John Goodwin Barmby (1820-1881), British Owenite and utopian socialist who founded the London Communist Propaganda Society in 1841. Main modern sense emerged after publication of Communist Manifesto ("Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei") in 1848. Shortened form Commie attested from 1940. Related: Communistic.

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