Nation in a sentence

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Definition of Nation

  • A part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common descent, language, or institutions; a race; a stock.
  • The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own.
  • One of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe.
  • One of the four divisions (named from the parts of Scotland) in which students were classified according to their nativity.
  • A great number; a great deal; -- by way of emphasis; as, a nation of herbs.
  • the people who live in a nation or country
  • a politically organized body of people under a single government
  • a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes)
  • United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)

How to use nation in a sentence. Nation pronunciation.

The consuls and agents of all the nations save one were in brilliant uniform, and pashas, generals, and great officials were splendid in gold braid and lace, and wore flashing Orders on their breasts.
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We seek not to take up our abode in other nations and in the cities of the infidel.
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Upon it the peoples of all nations pass and repass.
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The anonymous 'Account of the Progress of the Reformation of Manners' (13th ed., 1705) boasted that the Societies had enlarged their design by causing books to be written which aimed at "laying open to the World the outragious Disorders and execrable Impieties of our most Scandalous Play-Houses, with the fatal Effects of them to the Nation in general, and the manifest Sin and Danger of particular Persons frequenting of them" (p. 2).
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And is not the dangerous and expensive War we are engaged in, together with the present Posture of Affairs, a sufficient Reason for this, tho' the Play-Houses were less mischievous to the Nation than they are?
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Can sincere and judicious Christians think that the Players exposing (as they pretend to do) Formality, Humour, and Pedantry, is an Equivalent for their insulting sacred things, and their promoting to so high a degree the Prophaneness and Debauchery of the Nation? XIV.
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If they look into the 11th Volume of his 'Sermons', they will find that in his Discourse against the _Evil of Corrupt Communication_, he tells them, _That Plays, as the Stage now is, are intolerable, and not fit to be permitted in a Civiliz'd, much less in a Christian Nation, They do most notoriously minister_, says he, _both to Infidelity and Vice.
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And, 'tis to be hop'd, the Nation has already taken the Alarm, and begin to think how to avert God's Displeasure.
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In the mean time, it will be every one's Duty to run from a Place of such _Infection_, least they contribute to the spreading a _Disease_ which may, in time, prove _Fatal_ to the whole Nation.
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A member proposed to save three dollars a day to the nation by dispensing with the Chaplain.
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If the greatness of a nation consisted in the number and size of its battleships, in the capacity of its fighting men, or in its financial prosperity, Russia would be an object of pity.
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But in America it is wholesome to remember that the real greatness of a nation consists in none of these things, but rather in its intellectual splendour, in the number and importance of the ideas it gives to the world, in its contributions to literature and art, and to all things that count in humanity's intellectual advance.
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But there is this strong contrast, caused partly by the difference in the age of the two nations.
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This growth of Love and Sympathy in the Russian national character is to me the sign of greatest promise in their future, both as a nation of men and women, and as a contributor to the world's great works of literary art.
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The books of Dostoevski and Tolstoi point directly to the Gospel, and although Russia is theoretically a Christian nation, no country needs real Christianity more than she.
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The story is so full of disgressions, of remarks in mock apology addressed to the reader, of comparisons of the Russian people with other nations, of general disquisitions on realism, of glowing soliloquies in various moods, that the whole thing is a kind of colossal note-book.
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For the greatness of this book lies not in the use of the word Nihilist, nor in the reproduction of ephemeral political movements; its greatness consists in the fact that it faithfully portrays not merely the Russian character, nor the nineteenth century, but the very depths of the human heart as it has manifested itself in all ages and among all nations.
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He said America would be the first nation to give mankind a true government, and that its citizens were the incarnation of progress.
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His golden opportunity was gone, and he departed for Italy, shaking the dust of America off his feet, and roundly cursing the nation that he had just declared to be the incarnation of progress.
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That wonderful actress, Madame Komisarzhevskaya, who was lately followed to her grave by an immense concourse of weeping Russians, gave a performance of "The Cherry Garden" which stirred the whole nation.
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Examples of Nation

Example #1
David had been asked for half-past eight o'clock, and he was there on the instant; yet here was every one assembled, the Prince Pasha included.
Example #2
He was a curious figure in those surroundings.
Example #3
Shall we give place to them on our own mastaba, in our own court-yard-hand to them the keys of our harems?
Example #4
In my own house I would have been master.
Example #5
Thy plan was folly, thy hope madness, thy means to achieve horrible.
Example #6
Egypt is the bridge between the East and the West.