spoils system in a sentence

Example sentences for spoils system

The style of government was a spoils system, underpinned by terror of a vicious network of spies and secret police.
The latter, in particular, fears disruption to business as usual and the spoils system.
Although by no means a complete reversal of the spoils system, it took a large step in that direction.
We can no longer afford tolerating remnants of the spoils system as the necessary cost of our form of government.
He rejected the political spoils system and hired only on merit.
Yet these limited innovations aside, government was still run through a spoils system.
Both the candidates are devout believers in the spoils system.
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