abolitionistnoun [ C ]uk /ˌæb.əˈlɪʃ.ən.ɪst/ us /ˌæb.əˈlɪʃ.ən.ɪst/
Examples from literature
- Can an abolitionist consistently take office, or vote, under the Constitution of the United States?
- He spent some time there and in France, moving on a footing of honorable equality among the distinguished abolitionists of those countries.
- I am opposed to the abolitionists, because they trample under foot the Constitution and laws of their country.
- I told them I and several others on board were abolitionists.
- In fact, the majority of abolitionists were amazed and bewildered when war came because it was not being waged to free the slaves.
- Then soon I became an abolitionist and conscientiously refused to vote or accept citizenship under a constitution which ordered the return of fugitive slaves.
- What abolitionists feared far more than secession was that to save the Union some compromise would be made which would fasten slavery on the nation.
- What mockery to quote the letter of the law in those states, to show that abolitionists would have secured to them the legal protection of an impartial trial!