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- n. The political principles of the Tories.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The principles of the Tories.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principles, methods, and practices of tories, in any sense; specifically , those of the British Tories.
Toryism is a traditionalist political philosophy, which grew out of the Cavalier faction in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
I fear the authentic voice of Toryism is to be found elsewhere:
Shelley's conversations with Southey at this time would have major consequences for the rest of his career; imagining the nineteen-year-old radical visiting the author of Joan of Arc and Wat Tyler two years before Southey's appointment as poet laureate and finding him comfortably settled into Toryism is one of the keys to understanding Shelley's evolving relationship to first-generation romanticism.
Toryism, which is a parasitic growth of mind, needs a relic to which it can cling, not a person.
Too bad that "Toryism" is a mental outlook rather than an inherited characteristics.
Radicalism shown by the men of highest education among the aristocratic classes themselves, the English Conservatives were delighted to find a man of great ability and striking eloquence, who seemed to have a religious conviction that "Toryism" was the only means of saving society and ensuring progress.
Dana, of Groton, appears to have been suspected of "Toryism," and prints the following in the "Essex Gazette": --
The only positive I see right now is that people are being rudely reminded what 'Toryism' is all about, stealing from the poor to benefit the rich.
FDR labeled this "Toryism" and stated that he "had hoped that most of the Tories left this country in 1776."
His Toryism also provided something to kick against and to test ideas with.
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