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Ku Klux Klan
used in Gone with the Wind

5 uses
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Definition initially:  a secret society of white Southerners in the United States formed in the 19th century to resist the emancipation of slaves; used terrorist tactics to suppress African Americans

today:  perhaps 6,000 members in various "white supremacy" hate groups
  • They are so upset"—Pitty dropped her voice mysteriously—"about the Ku Klux Klan.
    4.33 (75% in)
  • The very suspicion of seditious utterances against the government, suspected complicity in the Ku Klux Klan, or complaint by a negro that a white man had been uppity to him were enough to land a citizen in jail.
    4.37 (60% in)
  • It was the large number of outrages on women and the ever-present fear for the safety of their wives and daughters that drove Southern men to cold and trembling fury and caused the Ku Klux Klan to spring up overnight.
    4.37 (76% in)
  • Let others go to jail for speaking their minds and get themselves hanged for being in the Ku Klux Klan.
    4.38 (3% in)
  • A negro who had boasted of rape had actually been arrested, but before he could be brought to trial the jail had been raided by the Ku Klux Klan and he had been quietly hanged.
    4.42 (2% in)

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