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a separatist organization that advocates an independent Quebec
  a member of a sub-group who favors breaking away — from a larger group such as an established church, nation, or other organization
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  • a separatist organization that advocates an independent Quebec
  • a Kashmiri separatist movement fighting for independence from India
  • My parents were murdered by Basque separatists.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • A couple of years ago I was seated in an auditorium in Detroit where Reverend Cleage was explaining to a conference of priests that what they called "black separatists" were in reality men who recognized the implacability of a white-imposed separation.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me

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  • He feared that, if he got close to Harambee, the undertow would be irresistible and his oaths about integration, about taking the toughest path, mixing with kids from all races and creeds, would give way to a separatist compromise.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • In the melancholy city within, the boulevards were wide and laid out in symmetrical grids, the bells of cathedrals rang on time, the cops never smiled, and the jails overflowed with silent, abused separatists.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • He is said to be linked with the Japanese Red Army, the Organization for the Armed Arab Struggle, the West German Baader-Meinhof gang, the Quebec Liberation Front, the Turkish Popular Liberation Front, separatists in France and Spain, and the Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • To New Englanders it was very nearly sacred ground, as the place where the English separatists known as the Pilgrims had found refuge in the seventeenth century, settling at Leyden for twelve years before embarking for Massachusetts.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • They offer each other the spectrum of notions; the bombers are North Korean terrorists, or the growing white-separatist cell based on eastern Long Island, or even the worldwide agents of the Mossad you can always lay blame on them-who will never forget Kwang’s verbal support of the children of the Intifada.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • "They are Separatists," said Sift.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion

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  • At this time, leaving origin out of view, there were in Judea the party of the nobles and the Separatist or popular party.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • The nobles hated Joazar, the high-priest; the Separatists, on the other hand, were his zealous adherents.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • What ineffable misery the bigoted Separatists or Pharisees endured at finding themselves elbowed and laughed at in the procurator’s presence in Caesarea by the devotees of Gerizim!
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Yet he was in no sense a Separatist; his hospitality took in strangers from every land; the carping Pharisees even accused him of having more than once entertained Samaritans at his table.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Delivering his vestments to Ishmael, the new appointee, he walked from the courts of the Temple into the councils of the Separatists, and became the head of a new combination, Bethusian and Sethian.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • In politics they were the active opposition of the Separatists.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • On this faith, dear reader, the Pharisees or Separatists—the latter being rather a political term—in the cloisters and around the altars of the Temple, built an edifice of hope far overtopping the dream of the Macedonian.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • But it shows how irrational the Separatists can be.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The same pride that later allowed her to face down the angry mob of Separatists on the steps of the Hegemony consulate in South Tern and send them to their homes in shame.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Shipmaster Singh and Councilor Halmyn had briefed us on the so-called Separatists of Maui-Covenant.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Returning directly to Ben-Hur, it is to be observed now that there were two circumstances in his life the result of which had been to keep him in a state comparatively free from the influence and hard effects of the audacious faith of his Separatist countrymen.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • The Separatists are a small, violent group.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • What would happen if the Separatists attacked the Hegemony tourists or the new residents?
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I thought the Separatists had all been carted off to he isles.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • He was with the Separatists when the Council police arrived.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The fact furnished the Separatists an additional cause for attack; and, when Samaria was made part of the province, the nobles sank into a minority, with nothing to support them but the imperial court and the prestige of their rank and wealth; yet for fifteen years—down, indeed, to the coming of Valerius Gratus—they managed to maintain themselves in both palace and Temple.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
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