Usage examples for clique

  1. The fellow has the insolence to tell the proconsul that he and the whole government, the whole city and province, the whole Roman world, the emperors, all but the pitiful clique to which he belongs, are destined, after death, to flames for ever and ever. – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  2. The liberal and enlightened monikin is easily to be distinguished from all of this clique. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  3. Jackson and his Secession clique out of Missouri into Arkansas, free the people from their pernicious influence, protect the Union people, especially in the southwestern part of the State, and keep tens of thousands of young men from being persuaded or dragged into the rebel army. – The Struggle for Missouri by John McElroy
  4. It will break down the barrier between the little governing clique in which the truth is cynically admitted and the bulk of educated men and women who cannot get the truth by word of mouth but depend upon the printed word. – The Free Press by Hilaire Belloc
  5. Porter had become one of the clique, and found that Maroney had a large interest in the stable. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  6. We read of more than one instance of ill- will showing between Napoleon and a clique of aristocratic classmates. – Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden
  7. Thus, Houston already knew that Lasser, Sager, and Pederson were the three top men in a world- wide clique of megalomaniac Controllers. – The Penal Cluster by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  8. Thinking that his people were about to be made tools in the hands of ambitious and unscrupulous men, Dr. Derrick fearlessly denounced the " Readjusters" as a clique seeking to repudiate the payment of an honest debt. – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson
  9. Among the Roman public a compact body of Paisiello's friends, with the spirit of Paisiello in the midst of them, formed a dangerous clique of enemies; and so determined was the opposition that Rossini had to meet on the occasion of his work being represented for the first time that the overture- an original work composed expressly for Il Barbiere, and not the overture to Aureliano and to Elisabetta afterwards substituted for it- was executed in the midst of a general murmuring; " such," remarks Zanolini, " as is heard on the approach of a procession." – The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School by Henry Sutherland Edwards
  10. I can see as plain as your nose how Bradley and his clique have blocked me everywhere from getting credit, and I'd give five years of my life to beat them in their dirty game. – You Never Know Your Luck, Complete Being The Story Of A Matrimonial Deserter by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  11. Besides, it implied a surrender to the clique headed by Burke and Windham, which scoffed at the compromise between monarchy and democracy embodied in the French constitution of 1791. Pitt, with his innate moderation and good sense, saw the folly of these reactionary views and the impossibility of forcing them upon the French people. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  12. Local administration was paralyzed by party faction or lodged in some great lord or some clique of courtiers. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  13. I am Paul de Gondi; and I have challenged Monsieur de Launay, one of the Cardinal's clique, but in other respects a very gallant fellow. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  14. John Trenton was not yet R. A., nor even A. R. A., but all his friends would tell you that, if the Royal Academy was not governed by a clique, he would have been admitted long ago, and that anyhow it was only a question of time. – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
  15. Nobody out of the Thoresby clique thought it so. – A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life. by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  16. Ike had made a specialty of getting cheque signatures for a little clique of clever forgers, and had his own ways of getting rid of his confederates' ingenuity. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest