party spirit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n party spirit devotion to a political party
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Party spirit a factious and unreasonable temper, not uncommonly shown by party men.
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Quotations

  • Alexander Pope
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    “I find myself... hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.”

Usage

In literature:

There was a dinner-party; he "pulled himself together:" began another jovial night and in good spirits.
"John Forster" by Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
A new and wilder spirit began to possess the whole party.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
Do we now suffer from any of the evils that Washington points out as resulting from party-spirit?
"Teachers' Outlines for Studies in English" by Gilbert Sykes Blakely
The leading spirits of the ruling party in the Province contemplated his departure with gloomy forebodings.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
The only member of the party who seemed in high spirits was Rex.
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
Not once did he join the party of young people of which he had been the leading spirit.
"Glory of Youth" by Temple Bailey
The abuse of this principle leads to the contracted spirit of party.
"The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings" by John Abercrombie
Washington deprecated the spirit of party and thought it ought not to be tolerated in a popular government.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
The government prints ran into the opposite extreme, and he became at once the idol and the victim of party spirit.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Stephen Cullen Carpenter
I have recorded the spirit of a private, everyday conversation, just as I heard it over a dinner-table, from a party of giddy young men.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
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In poetry:

Soon as he got near Thunderbolt, the first salute he got
From that retreating party was a random pistol-shot ;
The robber fled, the trooper went in chase, his spirits rose -
When Ward advised him to keep off, he answered, 'Bosh, here goes!'
"A Day's Ride" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

We channeled the spirit of Edgar Allen Poe alongside Josh Lucas, David Schwimmer, Arden Wohl, and Mary-Kate Olsen at the Accompanied Literary Society Halloween party.
A tour of tea-party New York—the spirit of '76 kind.
Winston Salem will honor the revolutionary socialist Black Panther Party for its work feeding poor children and infusing a spirit of black pride into the community.
That's when your email inbox begins to overflow with invitations to parties, "interview opportunities" and chances to sip some spirit with an "international brand ambassador".
Hurricane Sandy might be able to wreak havoc on our party, but it can't crush the spirit of our re-launch.
Texas Version of Marco Rubio Brings Tea Party Spirit to Senate Race.
CPAC Catches the Tea Party Spirit.
"City of Lost Souls" at ATA, and "Awkward Dinner Party " at the EXIT Theatre, subverted the Valentine spirit.
Few things rev up party spirits like the approaching holiday season.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are the five party favors for which I am truly most grateful.
Multiple open bars, sea life and sushi at the Spirits of Tampa party Monday at the Aquarium.
Live entertainment and a spirited creative hat contest in a garden-party setting.
The holiday spirit has invaded the San Diego party scene.
With spirits soon to soar at a DFL party in St Paul, "Da Band" tried to pump up the crowd at the Minnesota Republican Party's gathering in Bloomington.
For free live country in the old-school spirit, try Hank's Saloon 's raucous Sunday-night parties, with Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers or Monday night Live Band Kuntry Karoake with Rob Ryan and the Brooklyn Country All-Stars.
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