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  • Sit-ins and boycotts of stores and public transportation applied economic pressure.   (source)
    boycotts = refusals to participate with (as an expression of protest)
  • Two years later the U.S. boycotted the Olympic games in Moscow, so none of our athletes got to go.   (source)
    boycotted = refused to participate in (as a protest)
  • She's calling for a school-wide boycott of Ho's Deli.†   (source)
  • Her willingness to be arrested rather than give in one more time led to the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott.†   (source)
  • Joseph Kasavubu wavered between boycotting and trying to run the show.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Gran ended up boycotting the ash scattering, and if she wasn't going, there was no reason for the rest of us to.†   (source)
  • I try to think outside the box—most men use football teams as passwords, I think, but Tom isn't into football; he quite likes cricket, so I try Boycott and Botham and Ashes.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It has enemies who are organising an advertising boycott, trying to run it into the ground.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Threatened boycotts of all Equinox products.†   (source)
  • In 1792, 300,000 people boycotted sugar from the West Indies--the greatest consumer boycott in history until that point.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • A slowly tightening American economic boycott of critical exports to Japan hastened the decision to act.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He had left the American team even before the eventual Olympic boycott.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • We'd be boycotted.†   (source)
  • They spoke in veiled attacks about his mediation of talks surrounding the black boycotts of Korean businesses across the city.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He had taken part in them, and in the bus boycott.†   (source)
  • A few boycotts of white students soon led to a boycott of black students.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It stood at the end of Dexter Avenue in Montgomery, across the street from the historic Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had pastored during the Montgomery Bus Boycott.   (source)
    boycott = refusal to use (as a protest)
  • And then she ran into the boycott.   (source)
    boycott = refusal to participate with (as an expression of protest)
  • She had organized people and transportation during the boycott and done a lot of the heavy lifting to make it the first successful major action of the modern Civil Rights Movement, and she succeeded Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the president of the Montgomery Improvement Association.   (source)
    boycott = refusal to participate with (as a protest)
  • The whole school is plastered with Boycott Ho's Deli posters.†   (source)
  • A good boycott, a refusal to buy, can speak much louder than words.†   (source)
  • But we leaked a story that Wennerström is organising the boycott of Millennium.†   (source)
  • And since all the popular kids in school smoke, they aren't honoring the boycott at all.†   (source)
  • It was filmed before Lilly called off the boycott due to lack of interest.†   (source)
  • Another grocer boycott started in the Bronx.†   (source)
  • Students boycotted schools all across the country.†   (source)
  • He was appearing on the broadcasts almost nightly because of the boycotts.†   (source)
  • Curiously enough, Edna did not receive her Social Security check for Five months after the boycott.†   (source)
  • Strike it startin' tomorrow" I issued a warning about the danger of a boycott.†   (source)
  • On Friday I called off the boycott completely.†   (source)
  • Their personal boycott lasted a week longer than anyone else's.†   (source)
  • A few boycotts of white students soon led to a boycott of black students.†   (source)
  • For on the next day the boycott was total again.†   (source)
  • I thought about boycotting my mother's dress-code requirements, but instead I started putting on shirts.†   (source)
  • It was a people's movement, inspired by the courageous acts of ordinary citizens like Rosa Parks, the seamstress from Montgomery, Alabama, who began the first great effort of the movement—the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955-56—when she refused to give up her seat to a white man.†   (source)
  • "What's behind this boycott?"†   (source)
  • The nonsmokers want to continue the boycott, but the smokers are all for writing the Hos a stern letter and then forgetting about it.†   (source)
  • Or maybe she's just sore because her boycott of Ho's Deli is creating serious turmoil within the school.†   (source)
  • Saturday, October 11, 9:30 a.m. So I was right: Lilly does think the reason I'm not participating in the taping today is because I'm against her boycott of the Hos.†   (source)
  • Boycott Ho's Deli!†   (source)
  • Michael really didn't have anyone else to hang out with, since Principal Gupta ruled that the Internet is not a culture and therefore cannot have its own table, and so the Computer Club boycotted the Cultural Diversity Dance on principle.†   (source)
  • Vanderbilt thought he could talk Riddle out of his boycott, but just as he was about to contact the owner, Riddle seemed to back out of his offer altogether.†   (source)
  • In 1792, 300,000 people boycotted sugar from the West Indies--the greatest consumer boycott in history until that point.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They had multiple boycotts to cover.†   (source)
  • The following day we learned of an extraordinary course of events: the warders had gone on their own food boycott, refusingto go to their own cafeteria.†   (source)
  • Black and Korean children, as some in this city would have you believe, aren't yet boycotting one another's corner lemonade stands.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The boycotts of Korean grocers were spreading from Brooklyn to other parts of the city, to black neighborhoods in the Bronx and even in his home borough, in the Williamsburg section, and then also in upper Manhattan.†   (source)
  • Botha's ruse did not fool the people, as more than 80 percent of eligible Indian and Coloured voters boycotted the election to the new houses of Parliament in 1984.†   (source)
  • De Roos was on the offensive again, trying to spoil Kwang's show with the same questions about his role in the boycotts, suggesting that he was obstructing the efforts of the police and community groups.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • When we called meetings to discuss our grievances and later had news sessions to discuss what we had learned from the paper, the PAC boycotted these gatherings.†   (source)
  • To me, the critical question was a tactical one: Will our organization emerge stronger through participating in these organizations or by boycotting them?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The Yamacraw Island boycott had begun.†   (source)
  • The day after the boycott began a man appeared on the island and went from door-to-door delivering a stern message.†   (source)
  • I finally decided that the boycott was more of a prop for my deflated ego than something that was doing the island and my students any good.†   (source)
  • It was interesting to note that the children who broke the boycott had parents who worked in the school and whose only income was derived from the school being open.†   (source)
  • I had forgotten that there were no buses; at least I had forgotten the boycott of the buses.†   (source)
  • — This boycott is also urgent, said the man politely.†   (source)
  • And you again walked amongst the people who were boycotting the buses?†   (source)
  • He had to do this because he lived on the pennies of the youngsters and he didn't want to be boycotted.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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 'em otherwise.†   (source)
  • "As to the Government, they were absolutely terrified by this act of 'boycotting' (the slang word then current for such acts of abstention).†   (source)
  • …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…†   (source)
  • …themselves talking his usual trash and nonsense he says that little man he showed me without the neck is very intelligent the coming man Griffiths is he well he doesnt look it thats all I can say still it must have been him he knew there was a boycott I hate the mention of their politics after the war that Pretoria and Ladysmith and Bloemfontein where Gardner lieut Stanley G 8th Bn 2nd East Lancs Rgt of enteric fever he was a lovely fellow in khaki and just the right height over me Im…†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    boycotts = refusals to purchase (as a protest)
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