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  • v  have and control fully and exclusively
  • v  have or exploit a monopoly of

  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in
    Initially, they (the US and its allies) were very angry. The reason was clear, they basically wanted to monopolise nuclear power in order to rule the world and impose their will on nations,Ahmadinejad told a news conference.
  • Kofi Annan in The Age
    No legitimate interest is served when oil and gas become tools of intimidation or blackmail, either by supply manipulation or attempts to monopolise transportation. And no-one can justify actions that undermine the territorial integrity of a... Vice President Dick Cheney BBC News Jul 10, 2006 64960 86306 monopolise Annan, in a statement read out by UN human rights chief Louise Arbour, said he hoped the council will take care to handle this issue in an impartial way, and not allow it to monopolise attention at the expense of others where there are equally...

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