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The good story formula, though, requires a structural us-and-them divide.T.E. Lawrence Rides Again in Scott Anderson’s New History|Melik Kaylan|August 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The culture of conflict bred an us-against-them identity among the church members.The Westboro Defectors Speak: Phelps Granddaughters Embrace Tolerance|John Avlon|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This didn't come naturally to them/us, who would much rather talk about health care as a right.Dems: Starting to Get It, But As Usual Not Quite Right|Michael Tomasky|July 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She continued her us-versus-them approach to political discourse.
All this contributes to a broader us-versus-them conflict over values.
The English kings had turned to the only people who could have helped them-the Normans settled in Ireland; and they failed them.Is Ulster Right?|Anonymous
No sooner did he say the word than he and the Weasel found them-selves standing before the open door of a nice little house.The King of Ireland's Son|Padraic Colum
Shall the dead take thought for the dead to love them?What love was ever as deep as a grave?The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education
After this the Kafirs gave Savage a second very long name which meant "He-who-sits-down-on-snakes-and-makes-them-flat."The Ivory Child|H. Rider Haggard
The only additional suggestion is the new and original test, the so-called "em-them" test.The Critics Versus Shakspere|Francis A. Smith