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faction (‘party’ is the most freq. sense)
1. class, set (of persons) Gent. IV. i. 37, Troil. II. i. 130 “the faction of fools.”
2. self-interested or turbulent party strife, factious spirit, dissension AYL. V. i. 62, 1H4 IV. i. 67, 1H6 II. iv. 125, Troil. III. iii. 190, Ant. I. iii. 48; factious quarrel or intrigue Tim. III. v. 74.
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    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 4.1
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