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Chavez led a nationwide boycott of table grapes.
  a group’s refusal to have dealings with another group or organization
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  • Chavez led a nationwide boycott of table grapes.
  • boycott the elections
  • advertisers boycotted the show
  • The Americans had already suspended most aid the year before when we conducted nuclear tests, but now almost everyone boycotted us.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • When he was attorney general before becoming governor, Patterson banned the NAACP from operating in Alabama and blocked civil rights boycotts and protests in Tuskegee and Montgomery.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Sit-ins and boycotts of stores and public transportation applied economic pressure.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • "But even more important than all that, you’re pointing a finger right at the Wallaces with this boycott business.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Two years later the U.S. boycotted the Olympic games in Moscow, so none of our athletes got to go.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • A few boycotts of white students soon led to a boycott of black students.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In 1980, when we were still in Kabul, the U.S. announced it would be boycotting the Olympic Games in Moscow.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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  • Joseph Kasavubu wavered between boycotting and trying to run the show.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Gran ended up boycotting the ash scattering, and if she wasn’t going, there was no reason for the rest of us to.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • It has enemies who are organising an advertising boycott, trying to run it into the ground.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • We’d be boycotted.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Though all the other members of the family observed her husband’s boycott of this beverage, she drank two cups every morning and often as not ate nothing else the rest of the day.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • She’s calling for a school-wide boycott of Ho’s Deli.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • He had to do this because he lived on the pennies of the youngsters and he didn’t want to be boycotted.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • By the end of March, however, the leaflets had become inflammatory in tone, threatening excommunication to all in the neighborhood who displayed allegiance to Zionism, even at one point threatening to boycott neighborhood stores owned by Jews who contributed to, participated in, or were sympathetic with Zionist activities.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • A slowly tightening American economic boycott of critical exports to Japan hastened the decision to act.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • I had forgotten that there were no buses; at least I had forgotten the boycott of the buses.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • He called for a general boycott of the owner of the Offences, speculated upon immorality in high places, hinted that some there might be expected to have a fellow-feeling for Mutants, and wound up with a peroration in which a certain official was scathed as an unprincipled hireling of unprincipled masters and the local representative of the Forces of Evil.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Others wanted to boycott the oath altogether in a show of noncooperation or through the mistaken fear that anyone who accepted the form would be shipped out of camp: the NO NOSback to Japan, the YES YESs into an American society full of wartime hostility and racial hate.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Vanderbilt worked on Riddle for a few days to get the owner to rescind his boycott of Pimlico and bring his colt back to meet Seabiscuit.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • I agreed with both motions, and when a majority of students voted to boycott the elections unless the authorities accepted our demands, I voted with them.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Her plan now is to contact the producers of Cruise’s new movie, War of the Worlds, and threaten to organize a boycott if there’s not an apology.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Oh, the G. C. L. has to have some other ostensible purposes—frinstance here in Zenith I think it ought to support the park-extension project and the City Planning Committee—and then, too, it should have a social aspect, being made up of the best people—have dances and so on, especially as one of the best ways it can put the kibosh on cranks is to apply this social boycott business to folks big enough so you can’t reach ’cause otherwise.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Threatened boycotts of all Equinox products.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • He had left the American team even before the eventual Olympic boycott.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • They spoke in veiled attacks about his mediation of talks surrounding the black boycotts of Korean businesses across the city.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • He had taken part in them, and in the bus boycott.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • In 1792, 300,000 people boycotted sugar from the West Indies—the greatest consumer boycott in history until that point.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • They left out of self-interest but asserted that they had made a civic gesture of protest and looked down on those who had stayed on, almost boycotting them.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Moe Steinman offered to help end the butchers’ boycott and in return demanded a five-cent "commission" on every ten pounds of beef that IBP sold in New York.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • And Lysistrata, a play by Aristophanes in which the women of Athens and Sparta rebel—until the men of both nation-states agree to make peace, these women of warring cities unite in a boycott of all marital relations.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • …Sarsfield, Red Hugh O’Donnell, Red Jim MacDermott, Soggarth Eoghan O’Growney, Michael Dwyer, Francy Higgins, Henry Joy M’Cracken, Goliath, Horace Wheatley, Thomas Conneff, Peg Woffington, the Village Blacksmith, Captain Moonlight, Captain Boycott, Dante Alighieri, Christopher Columbus, S. Fursa, S. Brendan, Marshal MacMahon, Charlemagne, Theobald Wolfe Tone, the Mother of the Maccabees, the Last of the Mohicans, the Rose of Castile, the Man for Galway, The Man that Broke the Bank at…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "As to the Government, they were absolutely terrified by this act of ’boycotting’ (the slang word then current for such acts of abstention).
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • People in cars on busy freeways call to each other Boycott Grapes, comfort each other Honk if You Love Jesus, joke with each other Be Kind to Animals—Kiss a Beaver.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • Another grocer boycott started in the Bronx.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • We unanimously decided to tender our resignations on the grounds that we supported the boycott and did not enjoy the support of the majority of the students.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • — This boycott is also urgent, said the man politely.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • The lion’s share of students boycotted the election, but twenty-five students, about one-sixth of the student body, showed up and elected six representatives, one of whom was myself.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The Program of Action approved at the annual conference called for the pursuit of political rights through the use of boycotts, strikes, civil disobedience, and noncooperation.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • These are the thousands of Alexandra people returning home after their work, and just now we shall see the thousands of them walking, because of the boycott of the buses.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • At the ANC annual conference in Bloemfontein, the organization adopted the league’s Program of Action, which called for boycotts, strikes, stay-at-homes, passive resistance, protest demonstrations, and other forms of mass action.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Since our initial goal was to boycott the election, an action that had the confidence of the student body, our duty was still to abide by that resolution, and not be deterred by sometrickery on the part of the principal.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • And then she ran into the boycott.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • Black and Korean children, as some in this city would have you believe, aren’t yet boycotting one another’s corner lemonade stands.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • And you again walked amongst the people who were boycotting the buses?
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Nor in any related event is reference intended to any actual event; except that the ac-counts of the boycott of the buses, the erection of Shanty Town, the finding of gold at Odendaalsrust, and the miners’ strike, are a compound of truth and fiction.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • "What’s behind this boycott?"
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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