Sentence Examples


  • Robinson, Vermont (Boston, 1892) in the "American Commonwealths" Series.
  • Of free commonwealths there now survived only Venice, which, together with Spain, achieved for Europe the victory of Lepanto in 1573; Genoa, which, after the ineffectual Fieschi revolution in 1547, abode beneath the rule of the great Doria family, and held a feeble sway in Corsica; and the two insignificant republics of Lucca and San Marino.
  • But this has often been the case with the high magistracies of commonwealths whose constitutions were purely democratic.
  • From this purest type of nobility, as seen in the aristocratic commonwealths, we may pass to nobility as seen in states of greater extent - that is, for the most part in monarchies.
  • In modern commonwealths, above all, they have been thought to be essentially inconsistent with republican institutions.