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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FACTIONAL

They undertake now this and now that; they cannot be quiet nor refrain from factional strife.

It was no longer a factional affair, it was a theft, an infamous theft.

It is a pipe that seems to call aloud for the accompaniment of beer and earnest argument on factional political matters.

But the Union Party was so far from being a unit that during the summer factional quarrels developed within its ranks.

Iceland, at that time, was torn with factional feuds, and Snorre understood to perfection the art of fishing in troubled waters.

He minded his own business and avoided all the factional disputes with which the neighborhood abounded.

Never since the fend had ended in a pact of peace, had two factional leaders come so near a rupture.

Internal dissatisfaction and factional strife wore hard upon the spirit of a people trying to build up and develop a new country.

Among the Sioux there were factional feelings that had aroused the apprehensions of their agents before the war broke out.

When the convention met and the balloting began, the contest along these factional lines started in earnest.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from faction + -al (1).

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