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It reveals the fact that America has no monopoly of racial amalgamation.
The learned and the studious of thought have no monopoly of wisdom.
Daring, courage, virtue—there is no monopoly of these things.
Any deduction from this monopoly must bring down her rival in proportion to this deduction.
Don't think that you and a select few have a monopoly of all truth and wisdom.
Essex had thus derived a great revenue from his monopoly of wines.
There is a monopoly on this and each licensee has to agree not to sell it.
That brutal spirit of monopoly is still abroad and uncurbed.
They have almost a monopoly as to burning corpses and handling all dead bodies.
A monopoly will give us settled prices and control of the flowage.
"exclusive control of a commodity or trade," 1530s, from Latin monopolium, from Greek monopolion "right of exclusive sale," from mono- + polein "to sell," from PIE root *pel- (5) "to sell" (cf. Sanskrit panate "barters, purchases," Lithuanian pelnas "gain," Old Church Slavonic splenu, Russian polon "prey, booty," Old Norse falr, Dutch veil, German feil "for sale, venal").
Alternative form monopole (1540s, from the Old French form of the word) was common in 16c. The popular board game, invented by Charles Darrow, is from 1935. Monopoly money "unreal currency" is attested from 1972, in reference to the paper used in the game.
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