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synonyms for nation

  • community
  • democracy
  • people
  • population
  • public
  • society
  • state
  • tribe
  • union
  • commonwealth
  • domain
  • dominion
  • empire
  • land
  • monarchy
  • populace
  • principality
  • race
  • realm
  • republic
  • sovereignty
  • body politic
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How to use nation in a sentence

My son,” said Grabantak one evening to Chingatok, “if we are henceforth to live in peace, why not unite and become one nation?
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
He could not tell what I meant by secrets of state, where an enemy or some rival nation were not in the case.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
For the first time in his experience the Corsican had to meet the forces of a nation and not of a government.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Gourges fitted out three vessels and 150 soldiers at his own expense to revenge their death, and repair the honor of his nation.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
He made a violent assault against the nation of his enemies, and in the descent he destroyed the adversaries.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
I wish they would come here—the whole nation of them—and learn how to live in peace and be happy among the Eskimos.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Thou hast been favourable to the nation, O Lord, thou hast been favourable to the nation: art thou glorified?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
We suddenly realized that after all the greatness and strength of a nation is made up of the men and women who compose it.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Those who really count in a nation and those who govern its destinies for good or ill are those who are born in it.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
If the strength of the nation lies in its men and women there is only one way to increase it.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO NATION

  • commonwealth
  • constituency
  • country
  • electorate
  • land
  • nation
  • polity
  • res publica
  • state
  • the people
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