- n. Plural form of suffragette.
“Women seeking the right to vote, known as the suffragettes, experienced a similar fate.”
“It was a one hundred year long effort to gain the vote for women; the effort was led by community organizers called suffragettes, a term taken from England where women won the vote a full decade earlier than did American women, also courtesy of community organizers.”
“LAMB: You quote Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Edith Wilson, as calling the suffragettes detestable and despicable.”
“They might be termed the suffragettes of religion, for they pray always to "Our Father and Mother, which are in heaven.”
“In fact they give Marx a bad name, he at least suffered for his ideology whereas these little 'suffragettes' live like socialist royalty.”
“It was the first group whose members were known as "suffragettes".”
“More traditional environmentalists, from the Green Party to Friends of the Earth, have been joined by quirkier 21st century outfits like Climate Rush, green "suffragettes" who last week occupied Heathrow's domestic departure lounge to hold a mass tea party in Edwardian costume.”
“Back then, sometimes, they were called by the diminutive term "suffragettes"; they're known today, more often, as "suffragists.”
“In the Pankhurst family of suffragettes, to give another example, Sylvia was strongly antiwar, while her mother was a defender of the state.”
“Now, some of the early suffragettes were segregationists, and some black rights leaders are homophobic.”
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