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Nihilist   Listen
noun
Nihilist  n.  
1.
One who advocates the doctrine of nihilism; one who believes or teaches that nothing can be known, or asserted to exist.
2.
(Politics) A member of a secret association (esp. in Russia), which is devoted to the destruction of the present political, religious, and social institutions.






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"Nihilist" Quotes from Famous Books



... to his full height, with arms outstretched as if to let all the nothingness within his heart and mind fall from them. And Guillaume, distracted by the sight of such a fierce denier, such a despairing Nihilist as was now revealed to him, drew near, quivering: "What are you saying, brother! I thought you so firm, so calm in your belief! A priest to be admired, a saint worshipped by the whole of this parish! I was unwilling even to discuss ...
— The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete - Lourdes, Rome and Paris • Emile Zola

... philosopher's soul at the woman of our English day, with her compunctions and altruisms, her entanglement with the old scheme of things, her pining for a new. It had often seemed to him that to be a Nihilist nurse among a Russian peasantry would be an infinitely easier task than to reconcile the social remorses and compassions that tore his companion's mind with the social pageant in which her life, do what she would, must needs be lived. He knew that, ...
— Sir George Tressady, Vol. II • Mrs. Humphry Ward



Words linked to "Nihilist" :   tucker, Emma Goldman, Bartolomeo Vanzetti, radical, Nicola Sacco, syndicalist, Mikhail Bakunin, anarchist, nonreligious person, Sacco, Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin, Vanzetti, nihilism, Bakunin, Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin, Kropotkin, Goldman



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