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divided against itself

Definition of divided against itself in English:

(Of a group that should be coherent) split by factional interests: the regime is profoundly divided against itself
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  • Political and economic instability relentlessly stalked Europe in the first half of the twentieth century, and it was divided against itself in a bitter ideological battle for much of the second half.
  • Europe, viciously divided against itself for centuries, has knit together into a democratic and civil society.
  • If this Party is to continue to win elections in North Carolina, it cannot be divided against itself.
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