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In a partisan warfare this position was the best that could have been taken.

Your young blood feels only the partisan promptings of dislike.

She was the partisan on Tom's side, the adherent on her father's.

For at this moment I am sensible that I have not the temper of a philosopher; like the vulgar, I am only a partisan.

The two parties in Patusan were not sure which one this partisan most desired to plunder.

In a partisan war you do not burden yourself with prisoners.

They were well received, and spent three days as guests of the partisan chief.

Partisan methods are not suited to the discussion of this question.

If "partisan" means "our party, right or wrong," then no woman and no man should be a partisan.

There is no danger of Oswald becoming a partisan of this creed.

WORD ORIGIN

also partizan, 1550s, "one who takes part with another, zealous supporter," from Middle French partisan (15c.), from dialectal upper Italian partezan (Tuscan partigiano) "member of a faction, partner," from parte "part, party," from Latin partem (nominative pars), see part (n.). Sense of "guerilla fighter" is first recorded 1690s.

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