anarchist

Definitions

  • Dad and the Anarchists Reveled Till Morning 188
    Dad and the Anarchists Reveled Till Morning 188
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anarchist an advocate of anarchism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anarchist An anarch; one who advocates anarchy of aims at the overthrow of civil government.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anarchist Properly, one who advocates anarchy or the absence of government as a political ideal; a believer in an anarchic theory of society; especially, an adherent of the social theory of Proudhon. See anarchy, 2.
    • n anarchist In popular use, one who seeks to overturn by violence all constituted forms and institutions of society and government, all law and order, and all rights of property, with no purpose of establishing any other system of order in the place of that destroyed; especially, such a person when actuated by mere lust of plunder.
    • n anarchist Any person who promotes disorder or excites revolt against an established rule, law, or custom. See anarch and nihilist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Anarchist one who promotes anarchy
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Quotations

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
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    “The anarchist and the Christian have a common origin.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. anarchiste,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. a, an, neg., archē, government.

Usage

In literature:

One year he was the last living defender of the liberties fought for by the Fathers; the next year he was an anarchist.
"The American Credo" by George Jean Nathan
What is to prevent an anarchist sitting next to you and shooting out your brains?
"The Melting-Pot" by Israel Zangwill
You aren't anarchists, I know.
"Revolution" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
There were rumors of plots with the royalists and plots with the anarchists.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
And such a society would be simply a Socialist society perfectly developed, not an Anarchist society.
"The Common Sense of Socialism" by John Spargo
They call themselves art anarchists.
"Cobb's Bill-of-Fare" by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
The advanced Anarchists are in revolt against the Bolsheviks.
"The Book of All-Power" by Edgar Wallace
Inspector, you know that a reward of L10,000 is offered for the capture of the anarchist Mazzio?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 22, 1914" by Various
As if a man with house property would be an Anarchist.
"The House of Souls" by Arthur Machen
His anarchist notions are all nonsense.
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
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In poetry:

Before thy shrine the races press,
Thy perfect favor to implore—
The proudest tyrant asks no more,
The ironed anarchist no less.
"Invocation" by Ambrose Bierce
We are ready to resist
The - ah - rabid Socialist,
Who's as great an anarchist as any Russian, sir!
And the Labor party's laws
Are tyrannical! (Applause.)
Which - er - brings me to the subject of discussion, sir.
"The Logic Of Anti-Sosh" by C J Dennis
Above the din of commerce, above the clamor and rattle
Of labor disputing with riches, of Anarchists' threats and groans,
Above the hurry and hustle and roar of that bloodless battle,
Where men are fighting for riches. I hear the falling of thrones.
"The Falling Of Thrones" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

W ITH hundreds of establishment-fighters in town over the weekend for the first annual Santa Cruz Anarchist Convergence, event organizers needed some exciting activities to set the mood.
FBI tailed Portland anarchists headed to May Day riot.
David Mamet's 'Anarchist' never gets crazy .
Unruly supporters of prominent anarchist Amanda Hiscocks nearly derailed her G20 sentencing hearing Friday when the judge cleared the courtroom.
Five self- described anarchists were arrested in a plot to blow up an Ohio bridge.
The anarchists spent months discussing several different attacks before settling on the bridge near Cleveland.
Anarchists seeking to destroy Ohio bridge foiled in FBI sting.
'The Anarchist' review: Mamet prison drama .
'Scandalous,' 'Anarchist' to close'Teen Mom' star Evans reportedly marries.
Roberto Adinolfi, the CEO of Ansaldo Nucleare, was shot in the street outside his home in an attack reminiscent of politically motivated anarchist violence that swept Italy in the 70s and 80s.
If, on Friday evening, while sipping a light chardonnay at Bruce Willis' new wine bar on the Bowery you happen to notice a bunch of graybearded anarchists yelling at you and chanting, "Die Yuppie Scum".
Light sentences throw Ohio anarchist bridge-bomb case for a loop .
David Mamet 's 'Anarchist' never gets crazy.
'The Anarchist' review: Mamet prison drama.
A Clueless audience member at David Mamet 's Broadway flop "The Anarchist" made the ill-fated show an even more miserable experience this week.
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In science:

Generally we are quite anarchistic in our notation, as long as it does not create ambiguities.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
An exception is the scientific anarchist Feyerabend (1975) who rejected the notion that there were any universal methodological rules for the scientific method, and that science had no special status for identifying “objective” truths than any other approach.
Scientific Utopia: II. Restructuring incentives and practices to promote truth over publishability
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