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- n. Principles, philosophy, methods of a Whig.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The principles of the Whigs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principles of the whigs; whiggery.
The youth, therefore, he apprehended, might possibly require some little counteraction of the principles of modern whiggism, which he did not think very conducive to the loyalty and subordination of a young British sailor.
Dictionary under Whiggism, gives only one quotation, namely, from Swift: 'I could quote passages from fifty pamphlets, wholly made up of whiggism and atheism.'
Motions hostile to the war were feebly supported, and Fox's jeers at British victories, and his declarations that the money spent on the war was plundered from the nation, that the cause of the Americans was "the cause of freedom, of the constitution, and of whiggism, and that he had in its origin wished it success," excited justifiable indignation.
And as to the suggestion, constantly made at all times in our politics for the benefit of waverers, of the name of liberal-conservative, Lord John caustically observed that whig has the convenience of expressing in one syllable what liberal-conservative expresses in seven, and whiggism in two syllables what conservative progress expresses in six.
Lord Harrowby added that he was thrown into opposition and whiggism by the insult of Lord North.
You can conceive my astonishment when I saw that toryism was as openly professed as whiggism itself: however, at that time I believed that all good Americans were united together; that the confidence of congress in you was unbounded.
As politicians, they are worthy of your regard, for they possess the genuine spirit of whiggism.
Mr. Linwood sent Herbert (who had given him some trouble by early manifesting that love of self-direction which might have been the germe of his whiggism) to a Latin school in a country town near Boston.
The club-houses and the tailors have done a good deal towards this, and so has whiggism and dissent; for they have destroyed distinctions.
Whigs in his own country, but left his whiggism at home when he went to
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