Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a Russian Christian movement founded in the 18th century, many of whom migrated to Canada in the 1890s to escape persecution for their views, which included rejection of ecclesiastical and state authority.

Etymologies

Russian Dukhobor : dukh, spirit, Holy Ghost + -bor, fighter (from borot'sya, to fight).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • T was growing dusk when we left Vosnesenia for the Dukhobor saw-mill, our next stage on the journey northward.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • There are some very apparent benefits in this Dukhobor method, too.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • He is complaining that if the Dukhobors buy tea or sugar the grocer weighs the paper with it, but will not do so when he buys ginseng from the Dukhobor.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • Our road, for the first mile or so, ran through the Dukhobor timber.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • A Dukhobor who could speak some English tried to comfort me by telling me how that day he had frozen the heel of his nose.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • By unfriendly critics, much has been made of the fact that the Dukhobor women perform the arduous work of harnessing themselves to the plough, but this is entirely at their own suggestion.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • On this occasion, John, a young Dukhobor who had worked in a Canadian store, and who speaks English fluently, acted as interpreter.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • We reached the Dukhobor saw-mill at eight o'clock.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • In these Dukhobor villages, the people practically constitute one large family, and know each other's outgoings and incomings, fortunes and misfortunes.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • Anton, a Dukhobor whom I know, is facing villageward.

    Janey Canuck in the West

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