One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
mass noun, usually as modifier The action of enslaving people.‘a slaving expedition’
- ‘‘Then why did that slaving party come here not so long ago? ‘asked Julius.’’
- ‘Perhaps most revealing are postcolonial responses to the traumas of slaving and enslavement evident in stamps.’
- ‘Not so long ago, journalists would have called this a slaving operation of a sort.’
- ‘In Sudan, slaving is a tradition, a business and a tool of political oppression.’
- ‘The people in the Sulu islands (Jolo and Basilan being the largest) have a long and enthusiastic history of tribal wars, raiding, slaving and piracy.’
- ‘But Arab slaving - of both blacks and whites - has been going on for many centuries of course.’
- ‘If you want to understand what happened, you need to differentiate between genocide and slaving.’
- ‘But in fact there is evidence of slaving ships operating out of ports like Dublin.’
- ‘In July 1977, aid workers found 400 children aboard a boat at Cotonou harbour - an historic slaving market which might see the return of another controversial ship carrying terrified children this weekend.’
- ‘Each slaving voyage consisted of one ship coming in contact with various ‘worlds’ along the way.’
- ‘Had British slaving and slave-ownership not existed in a context where British authority could plausibly be asserted to restrain it, British humanitarianism would have lacked such clear direction and purpose.’
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