by john tiong chunghoo
e tu brute resounds
in my mind
Word of the Day for Wednesday March 17,2005
cabal \kuh-BAHL; kuh-BAL\, noun:
1. A secret, conspiratorial association of plotters or
intriguers whose purpose is usually to bring about an overturn
especially in public affairs.
2. The schemes or plots of such an association.
To form a cabal; to conspire; to intrigue; to plot.
If you constantly disagreed with Winters, he wrote you out
of his cabal, his conspiracy against the poetry
-Richard Elman, Namedropping: Mostly Literary Memoirs
My father always had been a collector. There were the
stamps, National Geographics, scrapbooks filled with his
favorite political cartoons, and booklets justifying his
belief that the world was under the control of a global
cabal of elites unified by such organizations as the
Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations,
and the Freemasons.
-Frederick Kempe, Father/Land
But the new world of toys is by no means simply the product
of a profit-mad cabal of toy pushers discovering new ways
of exploiting the child market.
-Gary Cross, Kids' Stuff
The Anti-Federalists were not simply concerned that
Congress was too small relatively-too small to be truly
representative of the great diversity of the nation.
Congress was also too small absolutely-too small to be
immune from cabal and intrigue.
-Akhil Reed Amar, The Bill of Rights