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  • The original land-holding aristocracy, which had probably initiated and for a time monopolized commerce, was partly supplanted by prosperous upstarts, and with the general increase of prosperity began to lose its hold upon the community of artisans.
  • Abroad its navigators monopolized the commerce of the world, and explored unknown seas; at home the Dutch school of painting reached its acme in Rembrandt (1607-1669); and the philological reputation of the country was sustained by Grotius, Vossius and the elder Heinsius.
  • Up to a few years ago the circlet of plain gold monopolized the third finger of the left hand of the world 's brides.
  • Jheng then monopolized coastal trade, requiring every trading vessel to fly his flag.
  • National security issues monopolized the attention of most Governments.

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