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The election of 1964 was a landslide victory for the Democratic Party.

More than any of the others, the Twentieth Century will be democratic.

Yours must be the spirit of the times, strenuous, complex, democratic.

The Northern States were slow to adopt the Democratic creed.

It originated, beyond a question, in the democratic element.

The Democratic Granger and the largely increased Republican vote was too much for us.

Every petty bourgeois in a democratic community has a chance of rising and wishes to do so.

To the United States, the noblest and the greatest of democratic nations!

Nay, the very animals in a democratic State have a freedom which is unknown in other places.

Generally they call them masters, but in democratic States they simply call them rulers.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from French démocratique, from Medieval Latin democraticus, from Greek demokratikos "of or for democracy; favoring democracy," from demokratia (see democracy). Earlier was democratian (1570s).

As a political faction name, from 1790 in reference to France. U.S. political usage (with a capital D) attested from c.1800. The party originally was the Anti-Federal party, then the Democratic-Republican (Democratic for short). It formed among those opposed to extensive powers for the U.S. federal government. The name of the party was not formally shortened to Democratic until 1829. Democratic socialism is attested from 1849.

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