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nation-building

noun
1.
(South African) the advocacy of national solidarity in South Africa in the post-apartheid era
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  • In all this work of nation-building Washington was a prominent actor, no less sagacious as a statesman than as a skilled warrior.

    The Story of American History Albert F. Blaisdell
  • We have now to enquire what have been the results of the process of nation-building.

  • It will be our place and privilege to follow them as they play their large and serious part in nation-building in Western Canada.

    Policing the Plains R.G. MacBeth
  • We have few reserves of intellectual life to draw upon when we come to the mighty labor of nation-building.

    National Being (A.E.)George William Russell
  • But in the meanwhile it is our part of the nation-building work to develop the resources of what we now call the West.

    A Captain in the Ranks George Cary Eggleston

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