Today's commune members strive to reconcile communal responsibility with individual ambitions and aspirations.
“Our commune is the best ark for surviving disasters,” she said.
He married 27 women in a commune and later disavowed marriage altogether.
Even if there were cows, they belonged to the commune and no one was allowed to slaughter them or consume them.
By the second section of the book, the population of the commune has swollen to thousands.
The members of the Central Committee and of the commune, their red scarfs over their shoulders, appeared on the platform.
"The candle-sticks were looted during the commune," he began hurriedly.
The commune will pay house rent for three months for a genuine case of unemployment.
When from the ‘commune of air,’ from ‘the exquisite fabric of Silence,’
Mrs. Parsons gave a history of the Paris commune of 1871, and said the mistake made was in showing any mercy to capitalists.
c.1300, "have dealings with," from Old French comuner "to make common, share" (10c., Modern French communier), from comun (see common (adj.)). Meaning "to talk intimately" is late 14c. Related: Communed; communing.
1792, from French commune "small territorial divisions set up after the Revolution," from Middle French commune "free city, group of citizens" (12c.), from Medieval Latin communia, noun use of neuter plural of Latin adjective communis, literally "that which is common," from communis (see common (adj.)). The Commune of Paris usurped the government during the Reign of Terror. The word later was applied to a government on communalistic principles set up in Paris in 1871. Adherents of the 1871 government were Communards.