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Some defects and difficulties may be noted in the execution of the communistic plan.

In this work Weitling first expounded at length his communistic theories.

"This camp is run on communistic principles," Mme. C—— was explaining.

It is as far from a communistic, as from a charitable state of mind.

But in such a communistic body it is a wise hen who knows her own chicken.

I did ask him if they were communistic, and he said they were not.

Communistic quackery has masqueraded as sociological wisdom.

The life of each congregation was socialistic and communistic.

The Church's interest in the project was communistic, and so was my father's.

Its as an organiser of communistic colonies that he is going to emigrate.

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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