Synonyms for abolitionist

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-uh-lish-uh-nist
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæb əˈlɪʃ ə nɪst

Définition of abolitionist

Origin :
  • 1795, from abolition + -ist. In Britain, applied 20c. to advocates of ending capital punishment.
  • noun person wanting something ended
Example sentences :
  • The abolitionist charges the slave-holder with being a man-stealer.
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
  • An abolitionist was something to despise, to stone out of the community.
  • Extract from : « Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete » by Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Because of her reputation as an abolitionist, she had much resistance to overcome in the South.
  • Extract from : « Susan B. Anthony » by Alma Lutz
  • I saw her coming out of that abolitionist meeting yesterday.
  • Extract from : « Pirate Gold » by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • Some of them he knew, and they took Jamie for an Abolitionist, but Jamie hardly knew what it was all about.
  • Extract from : « Pirate Gold » by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • The Abolitionist papers were at first sent all over the South.
  • Extract from : « The Negro and the Nation » by George S. Merriam
  • Georgiana, my dear, you are an abolitionist,—your talk is fanaticism!
  • Extract from : « Clotelle » by William Wells Brown
  • The book has been written neither to aid the Abolitionist nor glorify the planter.
  • Extract from : « The Quadroon » by Mayne Reid
  • Mr. Toombs was actually charged in this campaign with being an Abolitionist.
  • Extract from : « Robert Toombs » by Pleasant A. Stovall
  • Why, there is not such an Abolitionist in the nation as Douglas, after all!
  • Extract from : « The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Four » by Abraham Lincoln

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