Example sentences for: abolitionists

How can you use “abolitionists” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The abolitionists, too, must have had reasons for believing in equality in a way that both Northern and Southern fellow citizens rejected.

  • She knows he's running guns for abolitionists (blond, effeminate, and brave, he's the Northern counterpart to Gone With the Wind 's Ashley), but she's totally unprepared for the hardscrabble life she's chosen.

  • It's set in the Kansas Territory, shortly before the Civil War, when the area was an anarchic battleground between Northern abolitionists, poor pro-slavers from Missouri, and speculators out to make a buck.

  • Coming from the no man's land of Illinois instead of North or South, Lidie represents the realist's take on slavery--in her heart she's against it, but she finds the abolitionists smug, intoxicated by their own abstract words.

  • Curiously, most of the property abolitionists seem to like this home-brew form of copyright.


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