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noun as in something held, owned exclusively

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Example Sentences

Joel Klein hates monopolies, but he really loves the private sector.

But, again, companies accustomed to having monopolies rarely innovate.

Goldwater co-chairs a campaign to “stand up to utility monopolies to ensure solar energy remains strong in America.”

The left has been ceded a monopoly on caring about black people, and monopolies are dangerous.

For starters, she notes, Big Energy—especially utility monopolies like Georgia Power—have too much centralized power.

Regular taxation, monopolies, mortgages, and loans barely sufficed to provide for the budget.

The tablet should bear that memorable sentence of yours on the first day of your examination, “All monopolies are bad.”

Under this system monopolies were common, and among them few were more important than that of the East India Company.

Monopolies, under the name of patents, have been devised to assist and reward those who have chosen the line of pecuniary profit.

It is not the fault of Conservation that there are extremes in combinations, resulting in trusts or monopolies.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to monopolies, such as: patent, trust, cartel, holding, ownership, and syndicate.

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