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f rak shuhs nuhs

  • n  the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline

  • With so much fractiousness and scandal, Bhutto's first government lasted only until August 1990, dismissed by the country's President for "horse-trading for personal gain.
  • Any fractiousness in Andhra Pradesh may be bad news for the Congress party in the state and at the central government it alone contributes 42 of Congress' federal lawmakers .
  • They have scarcely hit the sack when, sure enough, intruders arrive, squabbling among themselves with menacing fractiousness.
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  • Unrest Behind the Dream Car
    With the approach of the Monza race, Ferrari officials acknowledge, there has been the annual round of fractiousness among engineers, racing team officials and executives.
    Sept. 7, 2013 - New York Times

  • David Harris in Christian Science Monitor
    There is always some fractiousness within the Jewish community,says David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee in New York. "But if Israel's very existence is at stake, then petty partisan differences are easily put...

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