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Abolitionist in a Sentence

Examples of abolitionist in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of abolitionist, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(noun) - a reformer who favors abolishing slavery

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EXAMPLES - Abolitionist in a Sentence

  1. He was regarded as an "abolitionist" and an incendiary. (source)
  2. We are all one kind of abolitionist or another, no doubt. (source)
  3. "If you please, Miss Rosalie, what does 'abolitionist' mean?" (source)
  4. He knew an abolitionist was a person who wanted to end slavery. (source)
  5. If he does, the cry of "abolitionist" will soon ring about his ears. (source)
  6. "Why, an 'abolitionist' is a person who wishes to destroy some law or custom." (source)
  7. To the Southern mind it meant a scion of the North, a son of an "abolitionist," (source)
  8. Of course our people did not know what the word abolitionist meant; they evidently (source)
  9. There followed a widespread hunt for anyone suspected of "abolitionist" sympathizers and (source)
  10. The Portent, in 1859, a poem in which he calls the abolitionist John Brown hanging in a tree " (source)
  11. "abolitionist" having reached that boat, and hence I was not suspected: at least, I thought so. (source)
  12. North is divided into two sections, of which one may be called abolitionist, and the other non-abolitionist. (source)
  13. The Civil Rights Acts and related abolitionist legislation going back to pre-1791 was always about the South. (source)
  14. He affects to hate the abolitionist, which is odd, considering that he helps him in his dirty work of Disunion. (source)
  15. Frederick Douglass III by name, he was the great grandson and namesake of the famed abolitionist, journalist and orator. (source)
  16. "Carpet-bagger," which was in some sense the lineal descendant of "abolitionist," was, as was very proper for a second edition, (source)
  17. Celebrate the life of the abolitionist and author with a family-friendly day of music, crafts, games and educational activities. (source)
  18. As a matter of fact, the term "abolitionist" was often equated with "atheism" due to the fact that they were disobeying a divine edict. (source)
  19. When Dan Emmett moved to Cincinnati, he might have crossed paths with a young seminary student and abolitionist named Theodore Dwight Weld. (source)
  20. "New Critical orthodoxy" would hold that whether Melville was an abolitionist or not has no bearing one way or the other on how we judge his work. (source)
  21. A few short years afterwards in 1851, abolitionist and social reformer Amelia Bloomer (1818 - 1894) appeared in oriental trousers with a short skirt. (source)
  22. Sakow, who definitively identifies herself as an "abolitionist," was in New York City on January 7th, the day before she was scheduled to leave for Israel. (source)
  23. But for most of his 59 years, the abolitionist was a clean- shaven entrepreneur -- a mercantilist everyman in the rapidly expanding economy of the 19th century. (source)
  24. The main abolitionist organization in the U.S. was the The American Missionary Association, indenominational Christian but growing out of the evangelical movement. (source)
  25. We might indeed condemn Melville himself for failing to become an abolitionist (at least overtly), but I can't see how our condemnation would then extend to his fiction. (source)
  26. Brothers, it is not yet time for the "abolitionist" to put aside his tocsin or his sword while so many of our brothers and sisters are living and sighing in their despair: -- (source)
  27. Chicago who are known for their "abolitionist" stance towards prison, have just announced their "No Child Left Behind Bars" campaign which will launch with a Public Forum on Saturday, (source)
  28. I will say to you -- what about the massacre of supposed 'abolitionist' German immigrants in 1862 and 1863, with dozens killed by crazed mobs, and at least nineteen hanged by the Confederates? (source)
  29. I heard of, or came across in my own experience, characters, true occurrences, incidents, which I tried my 'prentice hand at recording -- (I was then quite an "abolitionist" and advocate of the (source)
  30. Mrs. Gage spoke boldly whenever her thought seemed to be required, and soon found herself branded as an "abolitionist" with every adjective appended that could tend to destroy public confidence. (source)
  31. Ehrmann's career as a capital punishment abolitionist began in 1925 when her husband Herbert B. Ehrmann became an associate counsel for Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists convicted of murder and condemned to death. (source)
  32. It was here that Douglas hoping to fasten on Lincoln the stigma of "abolitionist," charged him with having undertaken to abolitionize the old Whig party, and having been in 1854 a subscriber to a radical platform proclaimed at Springfield. (source)
  33. What many readers of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn don't realize is that the book was not an anti-slavery, or abolitionist work -- The Civil War, The Emancipation Proclamation, and the 13th Amendment had ended that nefarious practice in 1865. (source)
  34. "abolitionist," the most horrible of all monsters; and many people of Louisiana looked at me with suspicion, as the brother of the abolitionist, John Sherman, and doubted the propriety of having me at the head of an important State institution. (source)
  35. Their hostility grew open and defiant; they classed him as a free-State man, an "abolitionist," and it became only too evident that he would gradually be shorn of power and degraded from the position of Territorial Executive to that of a mere puppet. (source)
  36. Forest Hills is also the final resting place of nationally recognized social reformers such as abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, suffragist and women's rights advocate Lucy Stone, author Edward Everett Hale, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Emily Greene Balch. (source)
  37. North, which had sent forth the "abolitionist" in ante bellum days, had crushed the fair South in her heroic struggle to establish a slave-sustained republic, and now had sent spies and harpies to prey upon, to mock and taunt and jeer them in their downfall and misfortune. (source)
  38. He was prouder that this single community should call him "abolitionist," though it spat the word at him, than if the whole earth should hail him with the kingliest title; but he loved the name too well not to make it stand for some practical fact, some feasible and organized effort. (source)
  39. For Sylvia's father had not only explained the meaning of the word "abolitionist" as being the name the southerners had given to the men who were determined that slavery of other men, whatever their color, should end, but he had told his little daughter that he could do nothing to prevent the sale of the little colored girl, and that not even at Fort Sumter would she be safe. (source)
  40. On jaunts over Long Island, as boy and young fellow, nearly half a century ago, I heard of, or came across in my own experience, characters, true occurrences, incidents, which I tried my 'prentice hand at recording -- (I was then quite an "abolitionist" and advocate of the "temperance" and "anti-capital-punishment" causes) -- and publish'd during occasional visits to New York city. (source)
  41. Dixon's Line, and was thereupon treated to hickory on his bare back, or hemp around his gullet, because he was an "abolitionist," the North was somewhat shocked at the disproportion between the offense and punishment; but the South heartily and honestly rejoiced, and thanked God with renewed devotion, because, to its apprehension, an inconceivably atrocious monster had been destroyed from off the face of the earth! (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "abolitionist" 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 4 synonyms for abolitionist.

activist, advocate, opponent, revolutionary


We have 0 antonyms for abolitionist.



Syllabification: o-li-tion-ist


View up to 25 definitions of abolitionist from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) A person who favors the abolition of any institution, especially negro slavery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) A person who favors the abolition of some law, institution, or custom.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) a reformer who favors abolishing slavery