Democrat

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n democrat an advocate of democratic principles
    • n Democrat a member of the Democratic Party
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chicago has hosted the most presidential conventions with 25. Fourteen have been Republican and 11 Democratic.
    • Democrat A large light uncovered wagon with two or more seats.
    • Democrat A member of the Democratic party.
    • Democrat One who is an adherent or advocate of democracy, or government by the people. "Whatever they call him, what care I,
      Aristocrat, democrat , autocrat."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n democrat One who believes in or adheres to democracy as a principle of government or of organized society; one who believes in political and natural equality; an opponent of arbitrary or hereditary distinctions of rank and privilege: opposed to aristocrat.
    • n democrat [capitalized] A member of the Democratic party in the United States.
    • n democrat A light wagon without a top, containing several seats, and usually drawn by two horses. Originally called democratic wagon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Democrat one who adheres to or promotes democracy as a principle: a member of the democratic party in the United States, who preserve carefully the local liberties of states and of individuals, opposing national centralisation, and supporting a wide franchise, low tariff duties for the interests of the revenue rather than protection, and a limited public expenditure
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “I am a democrat only on principle, not by instinct -- nobody is that. Doubtless some people say they are, but this world is grievously given to lying.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    Woodrow%20T.%20Wilson
    “That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic.”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “The Republicans have their splits right after election and Democrats have theirs just before an election.”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “There isn't any finer folks living than a Republican that votes the Democratic ticket.”
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin%20Coolidge
    “There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.”
  • Alvin Toffler
    Alvin Toffler
    “Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. démocrate,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—Gr. dēmokratiadēmos, the people, and kratein, to rule—kratos, strength.

Usage

In literature:

The Democratic party is the oldest.
"Citizenship" by Emma Guy Cromwell
Great anxiety was manifested by both the Democrats and the Republicans to capture the organization of the convention.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
Before he left New England he had shown himself a Court painter in a democratic city.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
The Democrats held the legislature and elected to the United States Senate Walter T. Colquitt over Charles J. Jenkins.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
In 1906, the Democratic Party, picking itself out of the wreckage of Parker's defeat, was yearning to reunite.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
Jefferson was the head of the Democratic, Hamilton of what was afterward called the Federalist party.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
Crawford, Calhoun, Meigs, Wirt and Rush were members of his Cabinet, and were all of the dominant Democratic-Republican party.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
France has a democratic ideal; but France is not industrial.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
He is a convinced democrat and a sentimental democrat.
"The Cult of Incompetence" by Emile Faguet
The Democrats refused to resist the people, legitimately governing itself, either by the English or the American division of power.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
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In poetry:

To Democratic victories
In after years he’d listen;
And, strange to say, to things like these
His aged eyes would glisten.
"The Squatter’s Daughter" by Henry Lawson
is rare in either sex, others like it
have existed before. One may
be a Proustian snob or a sound Jacksonian
democrat, but which of us wants
"Thanksgiving for a Habitat" by W H Auden
Its brow, half martial, and half diplomatic,
Its eye, upsoaring like an eagle's wings;
Well might he boast that we, the Democratic,
Outrival Europe, even in our Kings!
"Red Jacket" by Fitz-Greene Halleck
He's infinite, and all of that,
The setting sun his habitat,
The heavens they hold by his fiat,
The glorious year that God begat;
And what is creeping man to that,
O preacher, valiant democrat?
"Noonday Grace" by John Crowe Ransom
Mr. Foodle led a party that was strongly democratic,
And it represented people with the Christian name of Bill.
And in all his hustings speeches Mr. Foodle was emphatic
That his crowd existed solely to uphold the people's will.
"Git-Yer-Gun" by C J Dennis
The grape is swart, the avenues dusky and tendrilled, subtly
prehensile.
But we, as we start awake, clutch at our vistas democratic,
boulevards, tram-cars, policemen.
Give us our own back
Let us go to the soda-fountain, to get sober.
"Grapes" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Before the opening of the Democratic National Convention that's being held in Charlotte, NC, and the Democratic National Party released its 2012 platform.
The ultimate goal for Cameron County Democratic Party Chair Sylvia Garza-Perez is to help turn Texas into a blue, or democratic state.
Reid hasn't said why the Democrats dropped the estate-tax provision, although second- ranking Senate Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois said it was because of disagreement among party members.
The Democrats are largely correct when they claim that Congressman Todd Akin, who is trying to defeat Missouri Democrat Senator Claire McCaskell, is an extremist .
Incumbent Republicans fended off three Democratic challenges in the Pennsylvania suburbs Tuesday night, holding on to moderate districts despite muscular showings by Democrats at the top of the ballots.
Mainstream Democrats have raised the specter of a half-loaf approach since members of the Independent Democratic Conference, who have mostly supported public financing , allied with Republicans who have rebuffed the measure.
Bonnie Lowenthal (Brittany M. In 2010, the Tea Party wave that swept Democrats out of elected offices across the nation broke against Southern California and ebbed away, leaving the mostly Democratic Long Beach-area incumbents unscathed.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. An election eve e-mail that purports to come from Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Lundergan and attacks Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bruce Lunsford has the party chief fuming.
Republican US Senate candidate Jeff Flake came under fire Monday from Arizona Democrats for a round of automated phone calls that provided some Democratic voters with incorrect information about their polling sites.
Ballots are still be counted in the 2012 General Election , however, the race to replace Democratic Gov Chris Gregoire is a tight contest between Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna.
Before there were "Reagan Democrats" there were " Goldwater Democrats" - mostly in the South.
Editor's note: Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and a Democratic strategist, is vice chairwoman for voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee.
(AP) — Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate in Connecticut's close Senate race, is leaving campaign literature on Democrats' doors, urging them to vote for Democratic President Barack Obama and McMahon on the independent line.
As Democratic voters in Montana and South Dakota head to the polls for the final two primary contests today, Barack Obama is a mere 40 delegates away from clinching the Democratic nomination from Hillary Clinton.
Democratic hypocrisy Missouri Gov Jay Nixon and the Democrats are after Dave Spence, Nixon's Republican challenger, for receiving TARP money for his bank and are demanding that he pay it back before running for public office.
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In science:

Numerical evidence confirm the theoretical ones; for very large a and fixed (large) n , not surprisingly, the democratic localisation holds on the entire tra jectory , in accordance with the results in this paper; therefore Tn is nearly a straight line from the origin up to the point (n, nan ).
Stretched random walks and the behaviour of their summands
Maximal atmospheric mixing can be imposed at the leading order by requiring that the “µ − τ ” sub-matrix is democratic.
Theory of Neutrinos: A White Paper
Regarding the implementation of the type I seesaw mechanism there seem to be two possible options: either all the right-handed neutrinos contribute equally (democratically) to each element of Mν , or some right-handed neutrinos contribute more strongly than others.
Theory of Neutrinos: A White Paper
Now, a crucial assumption is made, that these diagonal elements of h ˜C iAV all have the same magnitude. (The author suggests that this democratic behavior could eventually be understood as arising from initial conditions and/or from a deeper understanding of the dynamics.) That magnitude will be identified with .
Book Review of Stephen L. Adler's, "Quantum theory as an emergent phenomenon."
This is the same domain as for the spatial diffeomorphism constraints which thus treats both types of constraints democratically.
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View
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