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synonyms for secession

  • breakaway
  • breakup
  • separation
  • defection
  • dissension
  • disunion
  • division
  • parting
  • rift
  • rupture
  • schism
  • split
  • disaffiliation
  • exiting
  • splinter group

antonyms for secession

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  • agreement
  • closing
  • closure
  • juncture
  • peace
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How to use secession in a sentence

The chairman of the Texas GOP seriously suggested secession when the last, desperate legal challenges to the election failed.
IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TRULY TRUMPIST NOW? THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL IS THE ULTIMATE TESTDAVID FRENCHFEBRUARY 10, 2021TIME
Channeling Douglas’s condemnation of secession, McConnell told listeners that “public doubt alone” could not “justify a radical break when that doubt was incited without evidence.”
MITCH MCCONNELL HAS REPEATED STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS’S BIGGEST MISTAKELAUREN HAUMESSERJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The closest parallel is probably the Southern “Fire-Eaters” who were rabid advocates of enslavement and secession before the Civil War.
ARE WE ENTERING A NEW ERA OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE?SEAN ILLINGJANUARY 7, 2021VOX
Afterward, Texas Republican Party Chairman Allen West declared that “law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the Constitution” — a seeming endorsement of secession.
GRACIOUS LOSERS PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY. SORE ONES UNDERMINE IT.EDWARD MCCLELLANDJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
America is polarized with a political culture growing more toxic by the day, but the realities of secession would be too much to bear.
THE NEW MEANING OF CITIZENSHIPDANIEL MALLOYDECEMBER 13, 2020OZY
Perceiving a threat to national security, Beijing implemented a sweeping National Security Law in July to outlaw secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign governments.
HOW U.S. SANCTIONS ON HONG KONG COULD LEAVE BANKS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLEAMY GUNIA / HONG KONGAUGUST 13, 2020TIME
Even as late as April 4, the Richmond convention had rejected secession by a vote of two to one.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
On February 13, 1861, a special state convention was held in Richmond to discuss the possibility of secession.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
On May 4, a large majority of the Virginia citizens voted their approval of secession.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
But, even at that time, which was within six weeks of election day, the idea of secession did not prevail.
THE SUPPLIES FOR THE CONFEDERATE ARMYCALEB HUSE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SECESSION

  • alienation
  • break
  • difference
  • disaffection
  • disagreement
  • discord
  • disharmony
  • dissension
  • disunity
  • division
  • estrangement
  • falling-out
  • fissure
  • fracture
  • parting of the ways
  • quarrel
  • rent
  • rift
  • rupture
  • schism
  • secession
  • separation
  • severance
  • split
  • strife
  • variance
  • withdrawal
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