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Origin of water gate
Definition for water gate (2 of 2)
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Example sentences from the Web for water gate
But from there we had Watergate, stagflation, oil embargos, eroding American power in the world, growing income inequality, etc.
In the book, you stay pretty much within the confines of Watergate, right?
I first discovered nobody had ever cataloged all of the Watergate conversations.
There are those who write about it without Watergate, and there are those who write about it with Watergate.
As for Watergate, I learned so much more about it doing this book that it actually colors my view of the Nixon presidency.
This was found in Watergate street about a century ago, together with a tessellated pavement.England, Picturesque and Descriptive|Joel Cook
Said Frederik slowly, When fathers up at the watergate, hes there because hes business there.Mothwise|Knut Hamsun
The two women hid themselves in the reeds, and Pharaoh's daughter appeared with her attendants at the watergate.Historical Miniatures|August Strindberg
The watergate was open, and a wild rush of men, women, and children took place down to the boats.With Clive in India|G. A. Henty
They were now in the outer harbour and not far from the Watergate which led into the inner castle-haven.History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
British Dictionary definitions for water gate (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for water gate (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for water gate
An incident in the presidency of Richard Nixon that led to his resignation. In June 1972, burglars in the pay of Nixon's campaign committee broke into offices of the Democratic party. In a complex chain of events, high officials on Nixon's staff who had been connected to the burglary used illegal means to keep the burglary from being fully investigated; these actions by Nixon's staff were known as the “cover-up.” Nixon arranged for secret tape-recording of many conversations in his office regarding the cover-up and then refused to hand the tapes over to investigators from Congress. After months of legal maneuvers, Nixon finally released the tapes, which showed that he had known about criminal activity by his staff. By this time, the House of Representatives was one step away from impeachment of Nixon. Leaders of Congress told him that if he were impeached and tried, he would very likely be removed from office. He resigned the presidency in August 1974, complaining of a lack of support from Congress. Several of his assistants were convicted of various crimes connected with Watergate. Nixon himself was never indicted and was pardoned by his successor, President Gerald Ford.