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Suffragette  n.  A woman who advocates the right to vote for women; a woman suffragist. Note: This term was applied mostly to women in the United States prior to the adoption of the 19th amendment to the constitution in 1920, giving women the right to vote. Modern use of this term usually refers to the women who advocated female suffrage (5) in the years prior to 1920.






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"Suffragette" Quotes from Famous Books



... such circumstances the pretty ushers from Barnard College passed around refreshments; a suffragette orchestra struck up; the ushers uprooted the seated Immortals and fox-trotted ...
— Police!!! • Robert W. Chambers

... you analyse him you find what a poor devil he is. His noble crusade against vivisection is due to the abnormal strain of cruelty he is repressing in himself; his passion for Socialism comes from his infant fear of and rebellion against his father. The ardent suffragette who smashes windows in a just cause is merely doing so because the vote is a symbol of freedom from an ...
— A Dominie in Doubt • A. S. Neill

... ourselves much in the position of the suffragette trying to get to the Parliament buildings through a triple cordon ...
— Herland • Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman

... 17.—Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst the suffragette leader now under parole in New York will be formally admitted to the United States soon after her papers reach Washington. President Wilson is opposed to ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, February 16, 1916 • Various

... also contains some of the purest and most beautiful music he ever wrote. Some of Sullivan's melodies, indeed, would be more fitting on the lips of Tennyson's romantic princess than on those of Mr. Gilbert's burlesque "suffragette". 'Princess Ida' was not appreciated at its true value and still awaits its revenge, but in 'The Mikado' (1885) the two collaborators scored the greatest success of their career. The freshness and novelty of its surroundings—Japan ...
— The Opera - A Sketch of the Development of Opera. With full Descriptions - of all Works in the Modern Repertory • R.A. Streatfeild

... monstrously inactive; I can't pretend that it leapt into the bath and drowned itself, or that it took on the butcher's mastiff in unequal combat and got chewed up. In what possible guise could death come to a confirmed basket-dweller? It would be too suspicious if we invented a Suffragette raid and pretended that they invaded Lena's boudoir and threw a brick at him. We should have to do a lot of other damage as well, which would be rather a nuisance, and the servants would think it odd that they had seen nothing ...
— The Toys of Peace • Saki

... kindly sent me one of his later humorous poems. A tragic forecast of suffragette rule which is too gloomy, as almost every woman will assure an agreeable smoker that she is "fond of the odour of ...
— Memories and Anecdotes • Kate Sanborn

... of similar sex, education and tastes to share with her the expense of a country home in the mountains, and the study—as far as may be agreeable—of nature, music, literature, sociology and socialism. No objection to Suffragette or Vegetarian, but advocates of Anarchism or Free Love are hereby contra-indicated. Credentials to be frankly exchanged with personal history. Address: The Widow Baucis, Care of The Forerunner, 67 Wall St., ...
— The Forerunner, Volume 1 (1909-1910) • Charlotte Perkins Gilman

... will you?" demanded Chet. "You girls have one fine suffragette in this Lonesome Liz, ...
— The Girls of Central High in Camp - The Old Professor's Secret • Gertrude W. Morrison

... celebration of the Knights Templar was over, I was surprised to find that the General Manager of the Hotel and the R. R. Station was a lady, of a striking majestical appearance, she was the controlling power of the whole business on Mount Tamalpais, and she was not a suffragette either. But she was a loving mother of two beautiful children, a typical Yankee girl, well up in her teens, supervising over the chambermaids, and variously assisting her mother, and an active boy of sixteen, the good-fellow of everybody, and especially to the Chinamen employed in the ...
— Conversion of a High Priest into a Christian Worker • Meletios Golden

... whimsically. "They all talk that way at first, as though the earth turned round for one woman, and the whole crowd ought to stop to watch her go by. He pretends, so far as he is concerned, she can stump the county for prohibition or lead the suffragette parade, but, afterwards, he gets to taking the other view. Instead of thanking his lucky stars the nicest girl in the world picked him out of the bunch, he begins to think she naturally was proud ...
— The Rim of the Desert • Ada Woodruff Anderson

... also a Suffragette Club which is known as the Civic League, and is also instrumental in promoting public welfare. The Mothers' Clubs or Associations too, are better developed than those in many a large city; a fact which rather agreeably surprised ...
— Reno - A Book of Short Stories and Information • Lilyan Stratton

... to do a thing he hadn't the courage to do himself. He would stick it out, come what may, and see the thing through to a finish. However, there was still a means of escape. If Ophelia developed any really serious suffragette tendencies during the next day or two he would go on the beef hunt himself and let Parker ...
— The Ramblin' Kid • Earl Wayland Bowman

... very personal and local point of view. She looks, at the whole world as related to herself—it all revolves around her, and therefore what she says, or what "husband" says, is final. She is particularly bitter against the militant suffragette, and excitedly declares they ...
— In Times Like These • Nellie L. McClung

... Genevieve is going to be a suffragette," observed Tilly, cheerfully, as they trooped into ...
— The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch • Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter

... it is this ridiculous side which is most apparent at the outset. Only after you have delved below the "comic froth" do you begin to realise that there is a very vital truth hidden beneath. Well, a sense of humour blows away that froth in time, and then—as for example after the Suffragette antics—the real argument behind the capers and the words becomes known. Thus in England all revolutions are gradual, and in their very slowness lies ...
— Over the Fireside with Silent Friends • Richard King

... the women in the front row of chairs uttered a crisp cry of approval. This was Mrs. Flynn, a visiting militant suffragette from England. Her aggressive manner and the eager expression of her narrow face with the gleaming black eyes declared that this woman of forty was by nature a fighter who delighted in ...
— Making People Happy • Thompson Buchanan

... Aunt Sally!" cried the boys, "she's as militant as a newly blossomed suffragette. Cheer up, ...
— The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly • Margaret Burnham

... serious cases of arson, in which Suffragette literature and messages had been discovered among the ruins, besides a number of minor outrages. An energetic leading article breathed the exasperation of the public, and pointed out the spread of the campaign ...
— Delia Blanchflower • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... announced to decide some important question, the rector and gentlemen were very much surprised on entering the vestry to find Mrs. Kennon there waiting for the meeting. She said she wished to have a say in the matter, and having no man to represent her, had come herself. So she was the original suffragette! Mrs. Kennon was one of the early presidents of the Louise Home, and was the first president of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America ...
— A Portrait of Old George Town • Grace Dunlop Ecker

... the opportunity. I had studied French, you know; and Mrs. Rogers took me abroad with her. She was an outrageous old lady, but not curious! No reasonable woman could live with her—I made myself endure it. Then I went to her daughter, Mrs. Igleheart, the famous suffragette, for two years. And the Carters took me from her." She shrugged indifferently. "What of yourself? Where have ...
— Harriet and the Piper - (Norris Volume XI) • Kathleen Norris

... by those who refuse to advertise in the Woman's Journal is that the advertiser or the advertising agent does not believe in equal suffrage, or to use his own expression, he is "not a suffragette." He is sure that no one would ever advertise in the paper unless he believed in votes for women, and frankly, he does not want his friends to be given a chance to tease him about ...
— The Torch Bearer - A Look Forward and Back at the Woman's Journal, the Organ of the - Woman's Movement • Agnes E. Ryan

... their work and that her child, for whom she had slaved all of her life, had become wilful, stubborn and disobedient. "She even refuses to go into Society this winter. She talks of taking up low down settlement work. She'll end in becoming a suffragette, and standing on a soap box she'll address the street rabble, perhaps wearing a large bonnet and standing beside a kettle holiday time ringing a bell and holding out a tambourine,—a Salvation Army woman. Oh! what a fool I was to let her go ...
— Ethel Hollister's Second Summer as a Campfire Girl • Irene Elliott Benson

... was very becoming," Bob assured her. "Now you're more like a suffragette—" He stopped, staring. "Why, that's it! It must be in the air! She knows she'll have the vote pretty soon!" He broke into laughter. "Glory! Fancy little ...
— Back To Billabong • Mary Grant Bruce



Words linked to "Suffragette" :   libber, suffragist, women's rightist, Great Britain, women's liberationist, feminist, UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Britain, suffrage, U.K.



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