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Usage examples for monopolised

  1. After all, that represents a condition not altogether monopolised by settlers. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  2. He monopolised all conversation during the dinner, but only trifles were talked of. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  3. There had been no thought of protest- no wish for it- nothing but purest delight and satisfaction in being thus monopolised. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  4. My little brother monopolised the name of Evans, and living for some time after I was christened, I got the Dutch appellation of my maternal grandfather, for my share of the family nomenclature, which happened to be Cornelius- Corny was consequently the diminutive by which I was known to all the whites of my acquaintance, for the first sixteen or eighteen years of my life, and to my parents as long as they lived. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  5. He looked at Nan as he spoke, but it was Lilias who replied, taking him at his word, with an assurance which virtually monopolised him for the entire afternoon. – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  6. She tried to protest, to declare that she had already monopolised the piano too long, but it was of no avail. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  7. It is possible to ignore all the evils of monopolised riches till one knows the numbers of the rich. – The Book of This and That by Robert Lynd
  8. For an entire century, down to 1600, the Portuguese monopolised the trade of the East, and as many as two and three hundred of their ships would often be gathered together in the port of Goa, taking in cargo for different Eastern and European ports. – The-Romance-of-Industry-and-Invention by Cochrane, Robert
  9. The finest house in the neighbourhood monopolised by an invalid! – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  10. The Palatine was almost, though not completely, monopolised by the emperors' palaces and sundry temples. – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul by T. G. Tucker
  11. This traffic was monopolised by Tatars, who alone had nothing to fear from the Khirghis and Turkmans, when they landed. – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
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