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  • Since he did not hesitate to explain his position in public every time he had the chance, for everyone but his own co-religionists he soon became a caricature of the picturesque, reactionary oligarch.†   (source)
  • He said he would bring out a reactionary force if I needed one.†   (source)
  • In addition, it called for a national day of work stoppage in protest against the racist and reactionary policies of the government.†   (source)
  • And even those Negroes who had moved down from Canada to Medallion, who remarked every chance they got that they had never been slaves, felt a loosening of the reactionary compassion for Southern-born blacks Sula had inspired in them.†   (source)
  • What reactionary views!†   (source)
  • I think the brother's speech was backward and reactionary!" he said.†   (source)
  • There are political reactionaries who've been saying something close to this for years.†   (source)
  • Maybe, a reactionary remnant of male — SONG.†   (source)
  • You're known as ....as a reactionary who's opposed to Washington policies.†   (source)
  • They say the church is reactionary," Silvia Lores says.†   (source)
  • These narrow-minded reactionaries are still fighting us.†   (source)
  • "Yes," she said, "they are reactionaries who call themselves progressive: they defend the individual against the state.†   (source)
  • The dis—United States would fragment into several petty, squabbling autocracies, proving the contention of European monarchists and reactionaries that this harebrained experiment in democracy could not last.†   (source)
  • He is a good solid man in many ways, born in a peanut patch over in Southampton County, but as you may recall a man of such simon-pure reactionary beliefs that he often sounds rabid even by Virginia standards.†   (source)
  • The young man told him that he was the nephew of a well-known revolutionary, but that his parents were incorrigible reactionaries, real dodoes, as he called them.†   (source)
  • His action was characteristic of the man who was labeled a reactionary, who was proud to be a conservative and who authored these lasting definitions of liberalism and liberty: Liberalism implies particularly freedom of thought, freedom from orthodox dogma, the right of others to think differently from one's self.†   (source)
  • They're a gang of selfish, self-seeking reactionaries.†   (source)
  • Afraid of the word 'politics' (which eventually became a synonym for Communism among the more reactionary elements, so I hear, and it was worth your life to use the word!)†   (source)
  • This extremely reactionary statement caused a commotion in the crowd.†   (source)
  • Sounds like the reactionary moved to the right town.†   (source)
  • That's what first made them call her a reactionary.†   (source)
  • You have often lectured students on the reactionary Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics.†   (source)
  • She beat a gong and shouted, "I am a reactionary teacher.†   (source)
  • But for this mass struggle session, the victims were the reactionary bourgeois academic authorities.†   (source)
  • Her head was bowed down by a sign that read, REACTIONARY MONSTER WEI DONG-LI.†   (source)
  • Yet the reactionary monster still lives on the blood of the workers.†   (source)
  • It treats the universe as limited, which is absolutely a form of reactionary idealism....†   (source)
  • This is the most reactionary of all scientific theories.†   (source)
  • You covered my eyes with your reactionary view of the world and science!†   (source)
  • Einstein is a reactionary academic authority.†   (source)
  • Down with all reactionary academic authorities!†   (source)
  • Completely reactionary!" the frightened girl shouted.†   (source)
  • This is another expression of reactionary idealism, and it's indeed the most brazen expression.†   (source)
  • Down with reactionary academic authority Ye Zhetai!†   (source)
  • Lower your head, you stubborn reactionary!†   (source)
  • Any reactionary behavior will be severely punished!†   (source)
  • The measure had been kept secret in order to avoid debate and reactionary opposition.†   (source)
  • He said he would bring out a reactionary force if I needed one.†   (source)
  • We must eradicate these relics of the past....We must not allow the reactionary forces to hoard their treasures....†   (source)
  • Then Yin Lan-lan recited, "Our great leader, Chairman Mao, has taught us, 'Every reactionary is the same; if you do not hit him, he will not fall.†   (source)
  • There is no doubt that your grandfather's reactionary class standing had a bad influence on your father's thoughts, and he naturally passed them on to you.†   (source)
  • The sides of the trucks were covered with red banners that said things like SWEEP AWAY ALL THE REACTIONARY MONSTERS and DESTROY THE FOUR OLDS AND ESTABLISH THE FOUR NEWS.†   (source)
  • She wasn't reactionary at all.†   (source)
  • I am a reactionary monster.†   (source)
  • The content is extremely reactionary.†   (source)
  • On the one hand, we could minimize it as a case of an educated youth being fooled by a reactionary book—it's not a big deal.†   (source)
  • Ever since her little sister had made a clean break with her reactionary academic authority family, Wenjie had heard no news about her.†   (source)
  • Comrades, revolutionary youths, revolutionary faculty and staff, we must clearly understand the reactionary nature of Einstein's theory of relativity.†   (source)
  • Down with all reactionary doctrines!†   (source)
  • One of the male Red Guards said, "When you taught quantum mechanics, you also mixed in many reactionary ideas."†   (source)
  • As of now, the appropriate authorities have already given their clear judgment: The book is a toxic piece of reactionary propaganda.†   (source)
  • Then she began a long lecture about the big bang theory, remembering to splice in insightful critiques of the theory's extremely reactionary nature.†   (source)
  • Compared to other "Monsters and Demons," reactionary academic authorities were special: During the earliest struggle sessions, they had been both arrogant and stubborn.†   (source)
  • Translator's Note: "Cowsheds" were locations set up by work units (factories, schools, towns, etc.) during the early phases of the Cultural Revolution to detain the counter-revolutionary "Monsters and Demons" (reactionary academic authorities, rightists, the Five Black Categories, etc.) at the work unit.†   (source)
  • Some reactionary.†   (source)
  • From my reading of Marxist literature and from conversations with Marxists, I have gained the impression that Communists regard the parliamentary system of the West as undemocratic and reactionary.†   (source)
  • The point is that the President and everyone else, from the wildest radical to the wildest reactionary, agree that the government should change in response to Quality, even if it doesn't.†   (source)
  • You have heard him denounced in the past as a reactionary who opposed every step, measure, slogan and premise of the present system.†   (source)
  • He was accustomed to hearing speeches extorted by unknown pressure from unwilling victims, and he concluded that this was the case of a reactionary forced to confess a scandal and that, therefore, the speech had, perhaps, some political value; besides, he was curious to hear it "I am proud that he had chosen me to give him pleasure and that it was he who had been my choice.†   (source)
  • From my reading of Marxist literature and from conversations with Marxists, I have gained the impression that communists regard the parliamentary system of the West as undemocratic and reactionary.†   (source)
  • It all may not have been much—measured against his nauseous mouthings which would have caused the most hidebound Virginia reactionary to recoil—but it was something.†   (source)
  • The Professor—besides being neither liberal nor remotely a socialist, as Sophie had first told me—was a charter adherent of a blazingly reactionary political faction known as the National Democratic party, nicknamed ENDEK, one of whose guiding precepts was a militant anti-Semitism.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile the really new people are very often unobserved by them, or even despised as reactionaries of grovelling tendencies.†   (source)
  • But at this last stroke the reactionaries were so alarmed, that they were, determined to force the executive into action.†   (source)
  • Anyhow, it was there, and they soon got leaders far more than equal to the best men amongst the reactionaries.†   (source)
  • Thus stimulated, the reactionist plot exploded probably before it was ripe; but this time the people and their leaders were forewarned, and, before the reactionaries could get under way, had taken the steps they thought necessary.†   (source)
  • The newspapers were in ecstacies, and all the most fervent of the reactionaries now came to the front; men who in ordinary times were forced to keep their opinions to themselves or their immediate circle, but who began to look forward to crushing once for all the Socialist, and even democratic tendencies, which, said they, had been treated with such foolish indulgence for the last sixty years.†   (source)
  • of the times had begot a deep seriousness amongst all reasonable people; a determination which put aside all non-essentials, and which to thinking men was ominous of the swiftly-approaching change: such an element was too dangerous for mere traitors and self-seekers, and one by one they were thrust out and mostly joined the declared reactionaries.†   (source)
  • But that filthy reactionary rag is sure going downhill.†   (source)
  • Is it progressive or reactionary?†   (source)
  • He exhibited sounder judgment in matters of architectural merit than Mr. Austen Heller, the outmoded reactionary who has suddenly turned art critic.†   (source)
  • Other words used in variable meanings, in most cases more or less dishonestly, are: CLASS, TOTALITARIAN, SCIENCE, PROGRESSIVE, REACTIONARY BOURGEOIS, EQUALITY.†   (source)
  • It was one of the reactionary jingo papers of my own district in which from time to time violently abusive references to me were circulated.†   (source)
  • Although a half-dozen Southern papers had toyed with his thesis, Fitzhugh was not taken too seriously in the South, but Lincoln seized upon his ultra-reactionary ideas as a symbol.13 Even as early as 1856 the Republicans had been exploiting the theme of the menace of slavery to free labor.†   (source)
  • From the point of view of this formulation, Surrealism in plastic art is a reactionary tendency which is attempting to restore "outside" subject matter.†   (source)
  • He had endorsed the attitude taken up by a reactionary paper towards Haller's opinions; a stupid bull-necked paper, fit for an officer on half-pay, not for a man of learning.†   (source)
  • Most often this resentment toward culture is to be found where the dissatisfaction with society is a reactionary dissatisfaction which expresses itself in revivalism and puritanism, and latest of all, in fascism.†   (source)
  • G W The New Frontiers described Austen Heller as "A reactionary who has sold himself to Big Business."†   (source)
  • 'It would be very reactionary,' they said, 'no one will believe it.†   (source)
  • Reactionary as it is, corporal punishment is better than nothing.†   (source)
  • In either case, it is both reactionary and Utopian.†   (source)
  • Did you suppose I was such a monster, such a reactionary, such a slave driver?†   (source)
  • Nay more, they are reactionary, for they try to roll back the wheel of history.†   (source)
  • You are a reactionary, then?†   (source)
  • If askance he eyed the good looks, cheery health and frank enjoyment of young life in Billy Budd, it was because these went along with a nature that, as Claggart magnetically felt, had in its simplicity never willed malice or experienced the reactionary bite of that serpent.†   (source)
  • For a while there was a reaction, so far as a certain element of my own race was concerned, but later these reactionary ones seemed to have been won over to my way of believing and acting.†   (source)
  • Gillingham looked at him, and wondered whether it would ever happen that the reactionary spirit induced by the world's sneers and his own physical wishes would make Phillotson more orthodoxly cruel to her than he had erstwhile been informally and perversely kind.†   (source)
  • I hope we are agreed in our conviction that Spirit, however absolute it may be, can never become the advocate of reactionary forces.†   (source)
  • The first step toward true freedom and humanity would be to cast off your quaking fears of the term 'reactionary.'†   (source)
  • I must insist that you not hide behind reservations and paradoxes, that you confess clearly and unambiguously that you are the blackest reactionary.†   (source)
  • Bellowing their anthems, they had raised their arms to smash revolutionary tyranny in favor of rule by reactionary princes—and had done so in the name of freedom.†   (source)
  • Naphta, he continued, was certainly just as much a revolutionary as Herr Settembrini, but in a defensive, reactionary sense—he was a revolutionary of reaction.†   (source)
  • Among other things, he spoke about Romanticism and the fascinating duality of this early nineteenth-century European movement, before which both reactionary and revolutionary ideas fell, that is, all those that were not synthesized to something higher still.†   (source)
  • The reactionary excitement that gave her a proud self-mastery had not subsided, and she looked at the future with a sense of calm choice.†   (source)
  • Where is the Opposition that has not hurled back the branding reproach of Communism, against the more advanced opposition parties, as well as against its reactionary adversaries?†   (source)
  • In fact, he sang 'hosannah' and overdid it so, that some persons there of lofty ideas wouldn't shake hands with him at first—he'd become too rapidly reactionary, they said.†   (source)
  • I, for instance, would not be in the least surprised if all of a sudden, A PROPOS of nothing, in the midst of general prosperity a gentleman with an ignoble, or rather with a reactionary and ironical, countenance were to arise and, putting his arms akimbo, say to us all: "I say, gentleman, hadn't we better kick over the whole show and scatter rationalism to the winds, simply to send these logarithms to the devil, and to enable us to live once more at our own sweet foolish will!"†   (source)
  • I know you've come on most important business, Dmitri Fyodorovitch; it's not a case of presentiment, no reactionary harking back to the miraculous (have you heard about Father Zossima?)†   (source)
  • I laughed with the men at the newspaper office; 'It's reactionary to believe in God in our days,' I said, 'but I am the devil, so I may be believed in.'†   (source)
  • The revolutionary literature that accompanied these first movements of the proletariat had necessarily a reactionary character.†   (source)
  • It was merely stated that the criminal, whose approaching trial was making such a sensation—retired army captain, an idle swaggerer, and reactionary bully—was continually involved in amorous intrigues, and particularly popular with certain ladies "who were pining in solitude."†   (source)
  • REACTIONARY SOCIALISM A. Feudal Socialism Owing to their historical position, it became the vocation of the aristocracies of France and England to write pamphlets against modern bourgeois society.†   (source)
  • Therefore, although the originators of these systems were, in many respects, revolutionary, their disciples have, in every case, formed mere reactionary sects.†   (source)
  • But terrible tragedy lay hidden behind this grinning through a horse-collar of the reactionary party.†   (source)
  • By degrees they sink into the category of the reactionary conservative Socialists depicted above, differing from these only by more systematic pedantry, and by their fanatical and superstitious belief in the miraculous effects of their social science.†   (source)
  • However, even the most reactionary of the capitalist papers, with two exceptions, stunned by the tremendous news, simply gave an account of what had taken place, without making any comment upon it.†   (source)
  • While this "True" Socialism thus served the governments as a weapon for fighting the German bourgeoisie, it, at the same time, directly represented a reactionary interest, the interest of the German Philistines.†   (source)
  • I held my tongue for some time after that; but Dick went on: "He is a capital fellow, and you can't help liking him; but he has a weakness: he will spend his time in writing reactionary novels, and is very proud of getting the local colour right, as he calls it; and as he thinks you come from some forgotten corner of the earth, where people are unhappy, and consequently interesting to a story-teller, he thinks he might get some information out of you.†   (source)
  • The ordinary newspapers gave up the struggle that morning, and only one very violent reactionary paper (called the Daily Telegraph) attempted an appearance, and rated 'the rebels' in good set terms for their folly and ingratitude in tearing out the bowels of their 'common mother,' the English Nation, for the benefit of a few greedy paid agitators, and the fools whom they were deluding.†   (source)
  • For the rest, so little do they conceal the reactionary character of their criticism that their chief accusation against the bourgeoisie amounts to this, that under the bourgeois regime a class is being developed, which is destined to cut up root and branch the old order of society.†   (source)
  • But they never cease, for a single instant, to instil into the working class the clearest possible recognition of the hostile antagonism between bourgeoisie and proletariat, in order that the German workers may straightaway use, as so many weapons against the bourgeoisie, the social and political conditions that the bourgeoisie must necessarily introduce along with its supremacy, and in order that, after the fall of the reactionary classes in Germany, the fight against the bourgeoisie itself may immediately begin.†   (source)
  • The "dangerous class," the social scum, that passively rotting mass thrown off by the lowest layers of old society, may, here and there, be swept into the movement by a proletarian revolution; its conditions of life, however, prepare it far more for the part of a bribed tool of reactionary intrigue.†   (source)
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  • Oh, they look real, I must admit — Africa in your parlor — but it's all dimensional, superreactionary, supersensitive color film and mental tape film behind glass screens.   (source)
    superreactionary = changing in response to what happens
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