suffragist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n suffragist an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Suffragist One who has certain opinions or desires about the political right of suffrage; as, a woman suffragist . "It is curious that . . . Louisa Castelefort should be obliged after her marriage immediately to open her doors and turn ultra liberal, or an universal suffragist ."
    • Suffragist One who possesses or exercises the political right of suffrage; a voter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n suffragist One who possesses or exercises the right of suffrage; a voter.
    • n suffragist One holding certain opinions concerning the right of suffrage, as about its extension: as, a woman-suffragist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Suffragist one who votes: one holding particular opinions about the right of voting
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. suffragium, saffragāri, to vote for.

Usage

In literature:

Divisions soon began developing among the suffragists in the field.
"Susan B. Anthony" by Alma Lutz
One of the doctors told Col. Roosevelt that Miss White was a suffragist, and that after his kind treatment he ought to be converted.
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
The primary task of women suffragists is to convert their own sex.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
Off and on, I should say at least fifty Colorado women have tried to make a suffragist of me.
"An American Suffragette" by Isaac N. Stevens
Don't you know the suffragists will get you if you talk meek like that?
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
Very religious women, women with artists' souls and the intenser suffragists have these bright smiles.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
Is she a female suffragist?
"Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885" by Various
The Prime Minister, between you and me, is as good a Suffragist as any of us.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
Homely women seldom are annoyed, unless they become suffragists.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
He is an anti-suffragist.
"G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study" by Julius West
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In poetry:

Said the Socialist to the Suffragist: "You misinterpret facts!
There is no room for doubt or schism
In Economic Determinism–
It governs all our acts!"
"The Socialist And The Suffragist" by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
Said the Suffragist to the Socialist: "You men will always find
That this old world will never move
More swiftly in its ancient groove
While women stay behind! "
"The Socialist And The Suffragist" by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman

In news:

Our series American History XX concludes today with a look at the career of Jeannette Rankin , a pioneering suffragist who was the first woman elected to the United States Congress in 1916.
Onceive a set of dolls fashioned to resemble historical figures from the time of the Civil War: Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman, the flamboyant suffragists Victoria Woodhull and her sister, Tennessee Claflin.
Illinois suffragists amassed an impressive record, as Illinois was the first state east of the Mississippi to grant women presidential suffrage and the first state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment.
But racism became more of a problem toward the turn of the century and Black women were excluded from working with White suffragists .
Fed up, a group of militant suffragists called the National Woman's Party, led by Alice Paul, holds a protest in June in front of the White House.
Late suffragist Isabel Howland's house gets funding to rebuild.
In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B Anthony votes for the first time and is later fined $100 (more info).
Our series American History XX concludes today with a look at the career of Jeannette Rankin, a pioneering suffragist who was the first woman elected to the United States Congress in 1916.
The Suffragists' Protest on Independence Day, 1876: You Are There.
The League of Women Voters of the Huntington Area held a movie showing Monday afternoon at the West Library of "Iron Jawed Angels," a film about early 20th century suffragists' struggles to gain the right to vote .
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