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common cause

Any interest, goal, or other motivating factor that is shared between two or more people, groups, or organizations. The two political parties, typically so divided on social issues, were united in the common cause of eliminating homelessness.
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common cause

A joint interest, as in "The common cause against the enemies of piety" (from John Dryden's poem, Religio laici, or a Layman's Faith, 1682). This term originated as to make common cause (with), meaning "to unite one's interest with another's." In the mid-1900s the name Common Cause was adopted by a liberal lobbying group.
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The concluding chapter, which tracks the story of the 'common cause' through the post-Revolutionary decades, insists that the intensification of black slavery and Native dispossession after 1815 cannot be viewed as a declension narrative from the hopes of the Revolutionary era.
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Wronski considers an idea about common cause that possesses a probabilistic formulation and was introduced in the form of a general principle by Hans Reichenback his posthumously published book The Direction of Time (1956).
Public watchdog Common Cause believes that the FCC did not live up to its mission in its refusal to act on petitions alleging that a pair of television stations allowed political ads to run without proper sponsor identification.
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