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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ELECT

It decrees that we, the people, elect leaders not to rule but to serve.

Now that he's dead we have the right to elect another captain.

Besides, if generals were allowed to elect themselves, where would it end?

In the second, He assures us that God longs to avenge His elect speedily.

Made a fortune by telling people why they did not elect him.

The elect, though they have ceased to be of the world, are still in the world.

It should be entirely as Monmouth should elect or be constrained by these gentlemen about his council-table.

It but remained to appoint that delegate, and Le Chapelier invited them to elect him.

In the end they voted a resolution to depose the government, and to elect another.

But if you elect to disobey Madonna, the gate is behind you, the bridge still down.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin electus, past participle of eligere "to pick out, choose" (see election). Related: Elected; electing.

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