Examples of confederacy in a Sentence
a confederacy of native tribes
the last state to join the Confederacy
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Durham, N.C. (AP) -- Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy.
Yet Mr. Northam has little appetite to make Virginia’s counties and cities uproot their memorials to the Confederacy and says the decision should remain up to the localities.
His father, a druggist, was the town's mayor and negotiated with Union troops as the war broke badly for the Confederacy.
In recent years, state legislatures and city governments beyond Virginia have been forced to respond to the demands of activists who insist that tributes to the Confederacy have no place in 21st-century public space.
But to love the Confederacy is to side with murderers, rapists, child abusers and thieves.
Richmond, which is 65 miles east of Charlottesville and the former capital of the Confederacy, is home to the infamous Monument Avenue, the future of which is under review and a growing flashpoint of controversy.
The white supremacists could also sense that it was easily overwhelmed, unlike Richmond, the more diverse and sprawling true capital of the Confederacy, where Spencer and his ilk promise to visit in September.
That leaves the imagery of the Confederacy—the apostates of the American civic faith—as the most accessible wellspring of symbolic power.
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First Known Use of confederacy
Synonymsalliance, axis, bloc, block, coalition, combination, combine, confederation, federation, league, union
Related Wordscabal, conspiracy, junto; cartel, syndicate, trust; faction, front, fusion, side, wing; association, group, organization; affiliation, cooperative, partnership; circuit, conference
CONFEDERACY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of confederacy for English Language Learners
: a group of people, countries, organizations, etc., that are joined together in some activity or effort
the Confederacy : the group of 11 southern states that separated themselves from the U.S. during the American Civil War
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