reform movement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reform movement a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
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Usage

In literature:

I allude to the dress-reform movement made by the loyal women of the great Northern cities.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
It could not see the foundation of real reforms on which the movement stood.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Housing reform movement, 128.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
The Tariff Reform movement was largely inspired by a sense of insecurity in our commercial position.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
Movements for social reform have usually met with unexpected obstacles.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
I was telling her about the interest which had just begun to be aroused in the sex reform movement.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
Under these circumstances no reform movement has any prospect of success unless it is supported by public opinion.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
The movement of the Reformation was also based on the idea of the restriction of the state.
"The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens" by Georg Jellinek
It was therefore expected that he would be decently sympathetic with the Reform movements in the Canadas.
"The 'Patriotes' of '37" by Alfred D. Decelles
The movement that was not superficial was the scientific and humanist movement, of which the Reformation was in a certain sense an episode.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
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In news:

Four ideas for dealing with poverty, from the man who inspired the welfare reform movement .
Pro-Christie ad touts balanced budgets as part of ' reform movement '.
Reform movement fights waning interest.
The White House has also mishandled liberal and left-wing movements when they have run ads against wayward Democrats who appeared unwilling to back the administration's reform agenda.
The host of Current TV's "The Young Turks," Cenk Uygur , talks about Obama 2012, campaign finance reform, and the impact of the Occupy movement.
Frustrated by a lack of progress, a younger, more militant faction of Bahrain 's reform movement is threatening violence.
"Data-driven reform" is one of the mantras of the school reform movement.
"Data- driven reform" is one of the mantras of the school reform movement.
Though still quite young, the movement to reform the American food system, from farm to diet, is one of the most hopeful social movements of our time.
Early on Republicans embraced Massa as a wronged darling of the anti-healthcare-reform movement.
A Brand New Day For The Reform Movement.
With China's continued economic growth comes significant movement toward legal reform.
John Freesemann is part of the immigration reform movement locally.
Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia (London).
Advocates of campaign finance reform have long insisted that their movement is all about money, not the First Amendment.
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In science:

No popular movement forced the government to fund physics or education reform. I therefore wonder: So why the funding? One answer is that physicists serve the state.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
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