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tribe (n.)

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)

Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace.

Leigh Hunt (1784-1859): Abou Ben Adhem.

For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.

This grief is crowned with consolation.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Antony and Cleopatra. Act i. Sc. 2.

His tribe were God Almighty's gentlemen.

John Dryden (1631-1701): Absalom and Achitophel. Part i. Line 645.