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splinter group

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n splinter group a faction or sect that has broken away from its parent organization
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Usage

In literature:

Little groups everywhere hovered for hours, moody and sullen, over diminutive, flickering fires, made with one poor handful of splinters.
"Andersonville, complete" by John McElroy
Little groups everywhere hovered for hours, moody and sullen, over diminutive, flickering fires, made with one poor handful of splinters.
"Andersonville, Volume 4" by John McElroy
A lighted splinter is handed to one of the group in the circle.
"School, Church, and Home Games" by George O. Draper
Here was a house in splinters, and a group of people, crying, with bowed heads, told that death had been there.
"Plotting in Pirate Seas" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
A shell-splinter took off the head of the bishop's statue, but the other group is intact.
"Rheims and the Battles for its Possession" by Various
A group of natives had begun to batter the yawl's tender to splinters.
"The Nameless Island" by Percy F. Westerman
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In news:

A threat remains from the Al Qaeda core as well as the splinter groups it inspired.
Amish beard-cutting trial: Defense cross-examines Samuel Mullet's sister, who calls Amish splinter group a 'cult'.
Young Protestants and Catholics in east Belfast clashed again Tuesday night in violence that appears to involve splinter paramilitary groups with murky aims.
Amish Community Shaken By Attacks From Splinter Group .
Girls' Generation Splinter Group Enters Billboard 200.
The Tosca String Quartet started as a sort of splinter group from the Tosca Tango Orchestra, an Austin based seven-piece ensemble that gained worldwide notoriety for the soundtrack to Richard Linklater's art house sleeper hit Waking Life.
'The Walking Dead' finds the group of survivors splintering off in different directions.
Several small IRA splinter groups still launch gun and bomb attacks in Northern Ireland.
The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a polygamous splinter group of the Mormon church based in Colorado City, Ariz.
The Republican Party was officially formed in July 1854 in Jackson, Michigan when a group of men who belonged to various splinter parties met and adopted the name Republican.
Based on a recipe of the Shakers, a Quaker splinter group that flourished in the Eastern US in the mid-19th century, this marinade derives its flavor from a hefty jolt of cider vinegar and lots of chopped shallots.
Horror Rod Lott Splintered is the third movie I've seen this month opening with a group of young people getting lost while driving through the wild, and they're so far gone, the GPS is useless.
Peace talks spawn violent Taliban splinter groups.
Amish Community Shaken By Attacks From Splinter Group.
Splinter of the Mind's Eye Curator Joseph R Wolin suggests that artists' youthful obsessions outweigh adult, book-learned influences in this group show of paintings (and one sculpture).
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