Abolition is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of abolition, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)
EXAMPLES - Abolition in a Sentence
- Their abolition was the worst blow ever struck at marriage. (source)
- British "abolition" - the slave trade from an economic perspective (source)
- Either it was or was not justly goaded by 'abolition' into secession. (source)
- In no sense a radical, subversive, or "abolition" production, the Topeka (source)
- For the attending audience, the term "abolition" was not a novel concept. (source)
- I told him I thought 'abolition' meant to abolish or to put an end to anything. (source)
- Second, abolition occurs when a coherent, easy-to-articulate message is developed. (source)
- And in addition to the word abolition, which comes from 1787, we have slave driver. (source)
- On the first two Articles forming the subject of negotiation, namely the abolition of the Russian (source)
- That was followed by the Surgeon General saying he supports the "abolition" of all tobacco products. (source)
- He also called the abolition of water charges by previous governments as "nonsensical and spineless." (source)
- In slave lands, the word abolition was about as polite as some of the more colorful expletives of a river rat. (source)
- "The Sun and the Moon" also addresses subjects such as abolition, of which the Sun was a particularly energetic advocate. (source)
- Not only did the president refer to abolition of slavery, but also to the liberation of American social and political thought. (source)
- While the home and colonial governments were constructing and dissolving systems, the idea of abolition was started by the press. (source)
- The political object which I have described as the abolition of the proletarian condition may, as I have shown in _Things that are to (source)
- The pantomime and melodrama versions of Obi, or Three-finger'd Jack played an important role in abolition debates and in the career of Ira (source)
- Another Polish nobleman, prompt with his sword, removed the head and thereby removed the veto, so the abolition was able to be legally carried. (source)
- The leading article protests against 'that abominable and hellish doctrine of abolition, which is repugnant alike to every law of God and nature.' (source)
- Mr. Saran said India and the U.S. could start a working group at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva to pursue the idea of abolition of nuclear weapons. (source)
- What I've found is that most people who have disagreed with me are actually in favour of abolition, which is an entirely logical and understandable position to take. (source)
- I was dissappointed when my party dropped the idea of abolition being an option in a referendum because it frustrates too many people like you who now feel disenfranchised. (source)
- A LANDMARK report calls for a massive cut in atomic warheads but stops short of setting a deadline for their abolition, which is seen as a critical challenge for this century. (source)
- They were in the forefront of social reforms, such as abolition and women's rights in the 1800's until they were courted by the Republican Party beginning (to a great extent) in 1980. (source)
- And now be it said to the credit of the mine-owners as well as of the Conservatives who opposed the measure, that both these classes recognise that the abolition was a great deliverance. (source)
- Ever after that, when I heard the word abolition, I felt the matter one of a personal concern, and I drew near to listen whenever I could do so, without seeming too solicitous and prying. (source)
- Do you know, Colonel, that I never read any 'abolition' books before, only some of the milder sort? and I am of the notion now, that our folks made a mistake in keeping them out of the South. (source)
- Mrs. Stowe belongs to that faction in the North, long known as the abolition party, and would not scruple to bring about the emancipation of the slaves by any means, regardless of consequences. (source)
- Anthonys found here congenial spirits in their strong anti-slavery convictions, and numerous little "abolition" meetings were held during that winter at their home and in those of their new friends. (source)
- I understand the Rothbardian, knee-jerk impulse to say "abolish federal agency X," but I'm not sure abolition is even necessary, so long as people are allowed to "innovate around" existing bureaucracy. (source)
- ERP, namely the abolition of grants, a focus on six key sectors, the removal of business support from the majority of SMEs and the spending of hundreds of millions of pounds of public money on broadband. (source)
- And it can be hard to distinguish in real time between movements, such as abolition, that will come to represent moral common sense and those, such as prohibition, that will come to seem quaint or misguided. (source)
- That it fully succeeded in rapidly attracting to the Union party a vast number of those who had held aloof owing to their antipathy to the mere word abolition, is positively true, and still remembered by many. (source)
- One, the "International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons" (I CAN), at www. icanw.org, focuses not just on the idea of abolition, but on building specific support for enacting a real Nuclear Weapons Convention. (source)
- If the rights proponent focuses simply on "abolition" - that is, on removing animals from the property category - there's a danger of missing the positive need for free animals to procreate and experience their lives. (source)
- The Genies are long out of the bottle as the Scots and the Welsh assemblies would now have to make a serious mess of it to earn sufficient enmity, nay the deep hatred of their electorates that their abolition is demanded. (source)
- Fellow panellist Julien Kotze, a researcher at Durham University, had earlier argued the abolition was a cause for celebration, saying: It took a long time and very, very serious work from several devoted individuals to start this abolition process. (source)
- The present King is his nephew, Almam Boorbahkar, forty-two years of age, described as a peaceable man, carrying on a considerable trade with Sierra Leone, the consequence of which is, the abolition of the traffic in slaves within his whole territory. (source)
- They first insisted that the abolition of the slave-trade would ruin the colonies -- next the _abolition of slavery_ was to be the certain destruction of the islands -- and now the education of children is deprecated as fraught with disastrous consequences. (source)
- One of the essential things to keep in mind in regard to its abolition is this-that the member whom we send to Parliament shall have no voice whatever in naming persons to the public service, or in determining the persons who shall receive government favors. (source)
- "Well," said he, "there used to be mobs about it too: at least we used to get very much excited at the idea of people bringing what were called 'abolition' books here, to stir up our slaves to insurrection; and probably did some things that had as well not have been done." (source)
- The last successful American third party, the Republicans, had a noble cause in abolition and the dominant political imperative in American history: Union, and they elected several candidates to statewide office before Lincoln (their second Presidential nominee) won the White House. (source)
- Everything new has its limits, of course, as does everything national: the Senate, on the whole, has produced more statesmen than the purely local House of Representative with its scions of bandit chiefs - but it, too, is degenerating into a not-too-bright collection of celebrities; yet it is better than the House, up to now; and all that the bandit chiefs can propose is the Senate's abolition, which is literally cutting off the pointed nose to spite the sour face. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 43.0, which suggests that "abolition" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 31 synonyms for abolition.
abolishment, abrogation, annihilation, annulment, cancellation, destruction, dissolution, elimination, end, ending, eradication, extirpation, invalidation, negation, nullification, obliteration, overthrow, overturning, quashing, repeal, repudiation, rescinding, rescindment, rescission, revocation, subversion, suppression, termination, voiding, wiping out, withdrawal
We have 14 antonyms for abolition.
approval, beginning, commencement, confirmation, construction, enactment, establishment, institution, legalization, opening, promotion, restoration, start, validation
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of abolition from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The act of doing away with or the state of being done away with; annulment.
- (noun) Abolishment of slavery.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The act of abolishing, or the state of being abolished; an annulling; abrogation; utter destruction
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The act of abolishing, or the state of being abolished; annulment; abrogation; utter destruction: as, the abolition of laws, decrees, ordinances, rites, customs, debts, etc.; the abolition of slavery.
- (noun) In law: Permission to desist from further prosecution.
- (noun) Remission of punishment; condonation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)