nationless

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nation +‎ -less

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nationless (not comparable)

  1. Without a nation, not belonging to any nation.
    • 2004 April 23, Patrick Daily, “Bruce Sterling”, Chicago Reader:
      But if The Zenith Angle is never much more than a muddled adventure tale of cybersecurity in the war on terror, its meditation on the twin natures of the Internet and Al Qaeda (nationless and nebulous, thus so posthuman) is certainly neat enough.
    • 1913, Sydney Waterlow, Shelley[1]:
      And now, with the tyranny of wrongful power, "The loathsome mark has fallen, the mall remains Sceptreless, free, uncircumscribed, but man Equal, unclassed, tribeless, and nationless, Exempt from awe, worship, degree, the king Over himself; just, gentle, wise."
    • 1882, Joseph Wild, The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882[2]:
      These predictions cannot apply to the Jews, for they are few, nationless, and without a government.

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