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abolitionist
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Definition a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
  • Both Mr. and Mrs. Johnson took a deep and lively interest in our
    welfare. They proved themselves quite worthy of the name of abolitionists.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
abolitionists = reformers who favor abolishing slavery
  • People would call me a low-down Abolitionist and despise me for keeping mum—but that don't make no difference.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • abolitionist = a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
  • Every little while, I could hear something about the abolitionists.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • From this time I understood the words abolition and abolitionist, and always drew near when that word was spoken, expecting to hear something of importance to myself and fellow-slaves.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • From this time I understood the words abolition and abolitionist, and always drew near when that word was spoken, expecting to hear something of importance to myself and fellow-slaves.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • If a slave ran away and succeeded in getting clear, or if a slave killed his master, set fire to a barn, or did any thing very wrong in the mind of a slaveholder, it was spoken of as the fruit of abolition.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • After a patient waiting, I got one of our city papers, containing an account of the number of petitions from the north, praying for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, and of the slave trade between the States.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • It required a degree of courage unknown to them to do so; for just at that time, the slightest manifestation of humanity toward a colored person was denounced as abolitionism, and that name subjected its bearer to frightful liabilities.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • The "Centenary" was a reference to the fact that the scholarship was established one hundred years after the abolition of slavery in Jamaica.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The son was an abolitionist almost before the sentiment had become a word to percolate down from the North.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • The English abolitionists with whom we came in contact never seemed to tire of talking about these two Americans.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Abolitionists were becoming hopeful that more profound death penalty reform or possibly a moratorium might be achievable.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • An international league whose goal was the abolition of capital punishment had just been formed in all civilized countries.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Question: But you think that their abolition would damage a class of practitioners?
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • They also fought for the abolition of slavery and for a more humane treatment of criminals.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • You quite shock me; if you mean a fling at the slave-trade, I assure you Mr. Suckling was always rather a friend to the abolition.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Now that particular body of water is significant in the novel, separating as it does slaveholding Kentucky from abolitionist Ohio.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • I know that their abolition of all scientific research does not mean a damn to you or me, and that you would want me to continue.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • This is the biggest lot of abolitionist trash I ever saw.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • Suppose I kept a fine stallion in one of my fields, and suddenly one of your Northern abolitionists came up and insisted I should free it.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels

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