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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SECTIONAL

The sectional element has happily been eliminated from the tariff discussion.

On the other hand, our writing is rich in local sentiment and sectional loyalty.

It's a national problem now, instead of a sectional problem.

What we want most is sectional treatises on single subjects.

Sectional interests were (p. 123) getting to be more considered than national.

There was chronic discontent throughout the Tudor period, but it was sectional.

The clash between the national and sectional interests had been to him a tragedy.

The songs of this group are of partisan or sectional character.

Thus the controversy was sectional, personal, and professional.

His he assumes to be a national party, ours a sectional one.

WORD ORIGIN

1806; see section (n.) + -al (1). Noun meaning "piece of furniture composed of sections which can be used separately" is attested by 1961, from sectional seat, sectional sofa, etc. (1949).

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