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Definitions of nation

  1.   a federation of tribes ( especially native American tribes); " the Shawnee nation"
  2.   National.
  3.   A great number; a great deal; - by way of emphasis; as, a nation of herbs.
  4.   United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet ( 1846- 1911)
  5.   The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own.
  6.   One of the four divisions ( named from the parts of Scotland) in which students were classified according to their nativity.
  7.   The inhabitants of one country united under the same government; a body of people speaking the same language.
  8.   A people as an organized body; a race; tribe.
  9.   People of one stock, or under a single government.
  10.   A part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common descent, language, or institutions; a race; a stock.
  11.   a politically organized body of people under a single government; " the state has elected a new president"; " African nations"; " students who had come to the nation's capitol"; " the country's largest manufacturer"; " an industrialized land"
  12.   Family; lineage.
  13.   Those born of the same stock: the people inhabiting the same country, or under the same government: a race: a great number.
  14.   The people of one country united under the same government; a race of people having the same religion, language, history, etc.
  15.   One of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe.
  16.   the people who live in a nation or country; " a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; " the news was announced to the nation"; " the whole country worshipped him"
  17.   A body of people inhabiting the same country; people of the same blood, and sometimes language; a great number.

Quotes of nation

  1. It is an honor to be awarded with such a high rating from an organization as well respected as the NAACP. I am pleased that the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the nation has recognized my voting record. – Joe Baca
  2. We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men. But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends. – Robert Byrd
  3. Nature hath given not only to the highest, but also to the inferior, classes of the people of this nation a boldness and confidence in speaking and answering, even in the presence of their princes and chieftains. – Giraldus Cambrensis
  4. America is moving forward and gaining strength. We have been tested, and we have proven ourselves to be a tough, resilient and resourceful nation – Bill Frist
  5. Following the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, $3 per gallon gasoline became common and our nation has come under considerable strain. – Paul Gillmor
  6. Therefore, if we are a Nation of laws and a Nation of immigrants, immigration should occur within a legal framework, not through the machinations of illegal schemes and scams that threaten our national security. – J. D. Hayworth
  7. Arizona now has one of the most innovative systems of financing school construction in the nation – Jane D. Hull
  8. This is the time to pull together as a Nation as different people from all over the States with different perspectives and different social statuses and different income brackets, to unify into one and help those on the ground who need our help the most. – Jack Kingston
  9. If a nation wants to live in peace with its neighbors, it doesn't keep rattling the saber at them. – Howard Koch
  10. To have united the purposes of an entire Nation is the great historical achievement of the man in whose strong hands our President has placed the fate of our people. – Gustav Krupp
  11. My concern was whether I could do the job of a justice well enough to convince the nation that my appointment was the right move. – Sandra Day O'Connor
  12. On a day when Osama bin Laden again threatened the United States and our allies, it is disturbing to realize that John Kerry neither recognizes nor understands the murderous ideology of our enemies and the threat they pose to our nation – Marc Racicot
  13. Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor. – Friedrich Schiller
  14. This nation loves singing and loves acting. – Kate Smith
  15. The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation but rather in her ability to repair her faults. – Alexis de Tocqueville

Usage examples for nation

  1. But our great nation ' sais I, 'tell me, hante that noble stand we made on the right of sarch, raised us about the toploftiest? ” – The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  2. The law is made for the nation not the nation for the law. ” – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul
  3. Confound the whole nation – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  4. The wise men of my nation in the city of the Almains might yet be wise! ” – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  5. Either a man or a nation must have felt to make me so feel. ” – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  6. This nation needs a change." ” – Ahead of the Army by W. O. Stoddard
  7. It's a double development brought about by the war in Europe, and the nation has not yet realized its significance. ” – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott
  8. Of what nation are you, sir? ” – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironière
  9. When we have enough great " I can's," there will be a great society or nation a glorious " We can" rising to heaven. ” – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  10. There is nothing more characteristic of the nation – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  11. Senator Harrison's bill of 1886 met an instant response from the whole nation – The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard
  12. He is remembered, not as the leader who helped to force a Liberal Government to produce two Home Rule Bills, but as the leader who said " No man can set bounds to the march of a nation – The Evolution of Sinn Fein by Robert Mitchell Henry
  13. Make our nation strong at sea! ” – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  14. Whatever promises the nation makes the nation must perform. ” – A History of the Republican Party by George Washington Platt
  15. This was a language the nation understood. ” – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  16. But they won their freedom, and it made them great- so great that now that one nation not all Earth, but that single nation – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  17. It was the voice of a city- of a nation – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  18. He ever showed himself to be the head of the nation not the head of a party. ” – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  19. The white nation was strong, but they did not put out guards at night! ” – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  20. These views and proposals however met with unexpected opposition, both in the nation and no less in the Privy Council and Parliament, especially in the Upper House. ” – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke

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