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A person who favours the abolition of a practice or institution, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery:[as modifier] ‘the abolitionist movement’
- ‘To abolitionists, capital punishment is equally uncivilized and deserving of a definitive ruling of its unconstitutionality.’
- ‘The opening chapter illuminates the processes by which the women became leaders and lecturers in the abolitionist movement.’
- ‘The idea of civil rights came into its own during the abolitionist campaign against slavery.’
- ‘This concern gets to the heart of the matter for prison abolitionists, and it distinguishes our analysis from prison reform advocates.’
- ‘There is a second economic point never addressed by abolitionists; were schools to integrate, these statistics simply wouldn't change.’
- ‘Yet for death-penalty abolitionists, this welcome development also poses some strategic perils.’
- ‘Most Spiritualists were outspoken abolitionists and often engaged in fiery polemics against slavery at lectures and seances.’
- ‘The Chartists opposed slavery and supported the abolitionist movement.’
- ‘It's a good read, especially for gun abolitionists who don't understand why they can't outlaw guns outright.’
- ‘It was already established practice that black American abolitionists travel to England, Scotland and sometimes Ireland on speaking tours.’
- ‘Surely the abolitionists ' panacea ‘shared schools’ should have prevented such intolerance as they promise it will do in Scotland.’
- ‘The movement away from the death penalty gained momentum during the second half of the present century with the growth of the abolitionist movement.’
- ‘It was first settled by Free Soilers, supported by New England abolitionists, to prevent slavery spreading west from Missouri.’
- ‘Truth, also born into slavery, was an abolitionist and the first Black female orator to speak out against slavery.’
- ‘It is indeed possible that his story, and others like it, were instrumental in the foundation of the abolitionist movement.’
- ‘Many of the abolitionists and privatisers seem unaware that the BBC broadcasts anything apart from news.’
- ‘The Archbishop of Paris, after a decade of silence towards the abolitionist movement, gave evidence that he too would support public clerical action.’
- ‘This dearth of scientific evidence has done nothing to dampen the abolitionist ardour of the anti-DDT movement.’
- ‘The themes of slavery and the abolitionist movement are clearly presented in the film - not just underlying themes as in the book.’
- ‘They saw her as a modern incarnation of the abolitionists, who they believe struck down the evil of slavery and, in so doing, saved the Republic.’
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