- n. Plural form of firebrand.
“The text in firebrands is by SF author Pamela Sargent, who says of Angelina: “Even her husband, the amoral supercriminal called ‘The Stainless Steel Rat,’ is hard-put to restrain his bloodthirsty wife.””
“In the realm of morals, too, serviceable as the idea of firebrands thrown by the right hand of an avenging God to scare a naughty world might seem, any competent historian must find that the destruction of the old theological cometary theory was followed by moral improvement rather than by deterioration.”
“The Watts Prophets, and other spoken-word firebrands of the late '60s and early '70s, did pave the way for hip-hop, or for a certain strain of it: the political/Afro-centric rap that Public Enemy.”
“That's why in the State's invigoration of mining, the so-called firebrands concerned with the promotion of a "endogenous" economy have demonstrated familiar results while supplying folkloric anecdotes to entertain the population.”
“Note 227: Ellis and Sechaba also remark on the fact that several Black Consciousness "firebrands" over time became part of the ANC, among them Murphy Morobe, who became a leader of the UDF, and Curtis Nkondo, who was the first president of the Azanian People's Organisation (AZAPO) which replaced the Black Consciousness organizations that had been banned after Steve Biko's death, but who was later suspended from the presidency because of his ANC sympathies.”
“When he and his brother Arthur, assembled the seventy anti-slavery agents, who were thereafter, like "firebrands," scattered all over the land, they held their meetings in this room.”
The Underground Railroad A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, &c., Narrating the Hardships, Hair-Breadth Escapes and Death Struggles of the Slaves in Their Efforts for Freedom, As Related by Themselves and Others, or Witnessed by the Author.
“SIR: -- Your "Inquirer," it appears to me, is bent on throwing firebrands into the temperance ranks, and the worst kind of firebrands, those of vile sectarianism.”
“firebrands" in the PAC in Transvaal townships: "Kill a cop a day".”
“He himself first set afire the cedar columns and rafters of the building, then all the others ran through the halls with firebrands.”
“Now some of these firebrands will have to serve in the House and Senate.”
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