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Steadfast in purpose, he was never overwhelmed by misfortune and never yielded to factious opposition.
Fox offered a factious opposition to this measure, alleging that it conferred a dangerous power on the executive.
So slow is the progress of truth in every science, even when not opposed by factious or superstitious prejudices.
I know what you mean by bishops—rascals like yourself, Kidderminster bishops, factious, snivelling Presbyterians!'The Trial of Theodore Parker|Theodore Parker
Grotius looked upon almost all the Reformed as factious men.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius|Jean Lvesque de Burigny