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river, c.420 mi (680 km) long, formed in S Nebr. by the junction of the North Fork and Arikaree rivers. It is joined by the South Fork at Benkelman and flows E across the rolling grasslands of Nebraska and SE across Kansas to join the Smoky Hill and form the Kansas River at Junction City. Its broad channel traverses a rich agricultural region. The river is included in the Missouri River basin project. Many dams and reservoirs have been built for flood control, irrigation, and power.


1. of, resembling, or relating to a republic
2. supporting or advocating a republic
3. a supporter or advocate of a republic


1. of, belonging to, or relating to a Republican Party
2. of, belonging to, or relating to the Irish Republican Army
3. a member or supporter of a Republican Party
4. a member or supporter of the Irish Republican Army
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"It is very probable," (says he[1]) "that mankind would have been obliged at length to live constantly under the government of a single person, had they not contrived a kind of constitution that has all the internal advantages of a republican, together with the external force of a monarchical government.
Scully had accepted the offer, and then gone to the Republicans with a proposition.
"Because I say Republicans are stupid, and hold that liberty, equality, and fraternity are exploded bubbles, does not make me a socialist," Martin said with a smile.
The Republicans are foes to equality, though most of them fight the battle against equality with the very word itself the slogan on their lips.
What was said in this disappointing anti-climax, by the disciples of the Good Republican Brutus of Antiquity, except that it was something very voluble and loud, would have been as so much Hebrew or Chaldean to Miss Pross and her protector, though they had been all ears.
As she did so, Solomon turned to the followers of the Good Republican Brutus of Antiquity, and offered a few words of explanation in the French language, which caused them all to relapse into their former places and pursuits.
Barsad," he went on, in the tone of one who really was looking over a hand at cards: "Sheep of the prisons, emissary of Republican committees, now turnkey, now prisoner, always spy and secret informer, so much the more valuable here for being English that an Englishman is less open to suspicion of subornation in those characters than a Frenchman, represents himself to his employers under a false name.
For my part, I think half this republican talk sheer humbug.
"That's one of your red republican humbugs, Augustine!
This is a two-part question that first asks: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an independent, or what?
No, this was the outlook in the early morning hours of November 8, 2006 after voters swept Republicans out of office and turned the formerly "red" Republican Granite State a deep Democratic "blue." For Democrats it was, "Happy Days Are Here Again." For Republicans, it was some variation of the Crystal Gayle hit of the late '70s, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue."
And it's because the Republican Party has grown more religious and more pro-government, which turns off these 'leave me alone,' small-government libertarian Republicans."

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