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Suffragist   Listen
noun
Suffragist  n.  
1.
One who possesses or exercises the political right of suffrage; a voter.
2.
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."






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"Suffragist" Quotes from Famous Books



... consider the present only, and not the composition of the future. Like the rest of the world, I read their papers and manifestoes, their speeches and books, and have done so, and have subscribed to them, for years; but no one can refer me to a single passage in any of these where any feminist or suffragist, in Great Britain, at least, militant or non-militant, has set forth the principle, beside which all others are trivial, that the best women must be the ...
— Woman and Womanhood - A Search for Principles • C. W. Saleeby

... Col. Roosevelt that Miss White was a suffragist, and that after his kind treatment he ought to be converted. Miss White said the Big Bull Moose was a suffragist and that was one of the big planks of his party and the colonel laughed and said of course he ...
— The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt • Oliver Remey

... stay! Who are these coming? More ladies—ladies in groups of two and three and five! ladies of Ripton whose husbands, for some unexplained reason, have stayed at home; and Mr. Tooting, as he watched them with mingled feelings, became a woman's suffragist on the spot. He dived into the private office once more, where he found Mr. Crewe seated with his legs crossed, calmly reading a last winter's playbill. (Note for a more ...
— The Crossing • Winston Churchill

... box was temporarily forgotten in the cult of the collecting-box. The daughters of the horseleech were not more persistent in their demands, the financiers of the tottering ancien regime were not more desperate in their expedients for raising money than the Suffragist workers of all sections at this juncture, and in one way and another, by fair means and normal, they really got together a very useful sum. What they were going to do with it no one seemed to know, not even those who were most active in collecting ...
— The Toys of Peace • Saki

... "You are ripe for the suffragist platform, Bessie. I listened to that friend of Mrs. Mason's talking the other day, too. She is a lovely lady, and I believe the world will be better—in time—if women vote. ...
— Nan Sherwood's Winter Holidays • Annie Roe Carr

... Constitution, and it makes no difference to 'em whether they overturn it under one name or the other. I tell you, Ben, as sure's my name's George Bolingbroke, Matoaca Bland couldn't have told me to the day of her death whether she was an abolitionist or a woman's suffragist. When a woman goes cracked like that, all she wants is to be a fire-eater, and I doubt if she ever knows what she is eating it about. Women ain't like men, my boy, there isn't an ounce of moderation to the whole sex, sir. Why, look at the way they're always getting their hearts broken ...
— The Romance of a Plain Man • Ellen Glasgow

... hard position for a perfect gentleman, I want to please the ladies, but I don't see how I can, My present wife's a suffragist, and counts on my support, But my mother is an anti, of a rather biting sort; One grandmother is on the fence, the other much opposed, And my sister lives in Oregon, and thinks the question's closed; Each one is counting on my vote to represent her view. Now ...
— Are Women People? • Alice Duer Miller



Words linked to "Suffragist" :   Susan Anthony, Livermore, Woodhull, suffrage, Willard, Anthony, Victoria Clafin Woodhull, Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard, advocator, Esther Morris, Lucy Stone, stone, Jeannette Rankin, Julia Evelina Smith, Mott, Mary Ashton Rice Livermore, Susan Brownell Anthony, Julia Ward Howe, advocate



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