prohibitionist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prohibitionist a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prohibitionist One who favors prohibitory duties on foreign goods in commerce; a protectionist.
    • Prohibitionist One who favors the prohibition of the sale (or of the sale and manufacture) of alcoholic liquors as beverages.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prohibitionist One who is in favor of prohibition, especially the prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic drinks, except for medicinal or sacramental uses; specifically [capitalized], in United States politics, a member of the Prohibition party.
    • prohibitionist Favoring such prohibition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Prohibitionist one who favours prohibitory duties in commerce: one who advocates the forbidding by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic drinks
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Quotations

  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “A prohibitionist is the sort of man one couldn't care to drink with, even if he drank.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. prohibēre, prohibitumpro, before, habēre, to have.

Usage

In literature:

For years a number of the Protestants on the Hill have been Prohibitionists.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
The resolution passed by the Prohibitionists enabled them to do this.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
The antiwhisky provisions, which were due to the Prohibitionists, were denounced as unconstitutional.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Which I'd sooner be a prohibitionist!
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
They are a compromise, it is true, but that is better than the prohibitionist's vain fight.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877" by Various
The prohibitionists declare that they will place a presidential ticket in the field next fall.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
Mrs. Helen M. Gougar of Indiana worked for the Prohibitionists.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
But graver things were to rouse the preventive prohibitionist in the soul of Mrs. Pembrose.
"The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Is a democrat, but has much regard and respect for prohibitionists.
"Company K, Twentieth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry" by Andrew Brown
On the other hand, I have never come across a Prohibitionist among them.
"The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis
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In poetry:

Well, then! How'd you like to bear the name of Butler
As an honor badge eight centuries at least,
And then have the Prohibitionists inform you
That a butler is a sort of outlawed beast?
"How'd You Like It?" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

Rollins' namesake was prohibitionist .
) — We've invited the founder of Milwaukee's Specher Brewing Company to answer three questions about Carrie Nation, the famously violent prohibitionist.
We've invited the founder of Milwaukee's Specher Brewing Company to answer three questions about Carrie Nation, the famously violent prohibitionist.
Famed prohibitionist Carry Nation's hometown may loosen liquor laws.
Thanks, Esquire Magazine for "Introducing the Great Marijuana Prohibitionists of 2012".
As I write this, I am reminded that it was in April of 1933 that we got beer back from the prohibitionists after thirteen dry years.
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