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Prohibitionist

noun
1.
A reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages.  Synonym: dry.






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"Prohibitionist" Quotes from Famous Books



... them out. There will be a very different chase when the White Hart is hunted to the forests or when the Red Lion turns to bay. But people could not feel about the American saloon as they will feel about the English inns. They could not feel that the Prohibitionist, that vulgar chucker-out, was chucking Chaucer out of the Tabard and Shakespeare out of the Mermaid. In justice to the American Prohibitionists it must be realised that they were not doing quite such desecration; and ...
— What I Saw in America • G. K. Chesterton

... religious history. They are not peculiar in being slave colonies; there is no colony North or South in which slaves are not held under sanction of law. Georgia, in its early years, is to have the solitary honor of being an antislavery and prohibitionist colony. But the four earlier Southern colonies are unlike their Northern neighbors in this, that the institution of slavery dominates their whole social life. The unit of the social organism is not the town, ...
— A History of American Christianity • Leonard Woolsey Bacon



Words linked to "Prohibitionist" :   Carry Nation, social reformer, Willard, reformist, Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard, meliorist, reformer, prohibition, dry, Carry Amelia Moore Nation, crusader, nation



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