CET6+ TEM8 GRE TOEFL CET6
1、fact + fiction.
来自词根fact, 做，词源同fact,face. 即做事情的不同人或派别，词义贬义化，指派系等。
- faction: see fashion
- faction (n.1)
- c. 1500, from Middle French faction (14c.) and directly from Latin factionem (nominative factio) "political party, class of persons," literally "a making or doing," noun of action from past participle stem of facere "to do" (see factitious). In ancient Rome, originally "one of the four teams of contenders for the chariot races in the circus," distinguished by the color of their dress. Later "oligarchy, usurping faction, party seeking by irregular means to bring about a change in government."
A spirit of faction, which is apt to mingle its poison in the deliberations of all bodies of men, will often hurry the persons of whom they are composed into improprieties and excesses for which they would blush in a private capacity. [Hamilton, "The Federalist," No. xv]
- faction (n.2)
- "fictional narrative based on real characters or events, 1967, a blend of fact and fiction.
- 1. Faction almost broke up the club.
- 2. Faction and self-interest appear to be the norm.
- 3. Faction almost broke up the party.
- 4. The progressive faction demanded a reserve system and currency supply owned and controlled by the government.
- 5. I now understood clearly that I was caught between the king and the Bunam's faction.
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