- nathans, daniel,
- nation of islam,
- nation, carry,
Origin of nation
Examples from the Web for nation
The television networks interrupt their broadcasts to take the nation directly to Selma.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And besides, as a nation, we hold this truth to be self-evident: resolutions are made to be broken.
We are a nation in which a few rotten apples are spoiling different barrels.
It was a reminder that, as Beyoncé once sang, “Perfection is the disease of a nation,” and her family is hardly flawless.Yoncé Said Knock You Out: The Solange and Jay Z Story|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The United States was not founded as a Christian nation, no matter how many zealots wish it had been.
The rest of the nation took no part at first in the quarrel.The History of Louisiana|Le Page Du Pratz
If there is only one woman in the nation who claims the right to vote, she ought to have it.An English Grammar|W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
Good civilian qualities are the ones that will in the end win a nation's battles.The Great Illusion|Norman Angell
The attempt to fix certain opinions on the nation which were pleasing Liberty of the press.
It has conscripted a portion, a relatively small portion, of the men of the Nation.Right Above Race|Otto Hermann Kahn
- a federation of tribes, esp American Indians
- the territory occupied by such a federation
Word Origin for nation
c.1300, from Old French nacion "birth, rank; descendants, relatives; country, homeland" (12c.) and directly from Latin nationem (nominative natio) "birth, origin; breed, stock, kind, species; race of people, tribe," literally "that which has been born," from natus, past participle of nasci "be born" (Old Latin gnasci; see genus). Political sense has gradually predominated, but earliest English examples inclined toward the racial meaning "large group of people with common ancestry." Older sense preserved in application to North American Indian peoples (1640s). Nation-building first attested 1907 (implied in nation-builder).