from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who favors or is engaged in a revolution.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who revolts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One engaged in effecting a change of government; a favorer of revolution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who desires or endeavors to effect a social or political revolution; one who takes part in a revolution.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a radical supporter of political or social revolution
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Yet, so unpractical was Berkman that he could not realize that a well nourished revolutionist is a more efficient revolutionist.
Her early history as a revolutionist is exceptional even in the minds of the Russians, and they have grown used to great martyrs.
The revolutionist is no starved and diseased slave in the shambles at the bottom of the social pit, but is, in the main, a hearty, well - fed workingman, who sees the shambles waiting for him and his children and recoils from the descent.
There is so much ill-considered use of the word revolutionist, we should bear in mind it is a strictly relative term.
Accordingly they were represented as being guilty of blasphemy and slander, and as being adorers of a certain French revolutionist, named Lepaux, of whom Lamb, at all events, was entirely ignorant.
By the end of my second month in prison, one of the jailers made himself known as a revolutionist in touch with the organization.
The revolutionist is a person doomed obrechennyi, in older usage signifying also “consecrated”.
The revolutionist is a person doomed He has no personal interests, no business affairs, no emotions, no attachments, no property, and no name.
Blumenthal, as became a "revolutionist," was obliged to confess that she could see no charm in it; it was meagre, it was trivial, it lacked soul.
Not being a "revolutionist", as long term readers of this blog will know, I, of course, would rather see the "specific organizations" resemble a normal political party or interest group rather than a Leninist sect.
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