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  • noun Plural form of Adullamite.

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Examples

  • Government was defeated in the Commons, through the instrumentality chiefly of a group of old Liberals (the "Adullamites") who (p.  150) opposed modification of the electoral system, and by curious circumstance it fell to the purely Conservative Derby-Disraeli ministry of 1866-1868 not only to carry the first electoral reform since 1832 but to impart to that reform a degree of thoroughness upon which none save the most advanced radicals had cared to insist.

    The Governments of Europe

  • The society — exclusively of "Adullamites" like ourselves — was not conducive to hope and cheerfulness.

    My day : reminiscences of a long life,

  • The Adullamites are dangerous, because they know what they want; and that is, all the money there is going.

    32nd International Hume Conference: Day Three

  • The Adullamites are dangerous, because they know what they want; and that is, all the money there is going.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • Mr. Bright, in a crushing retort, fastened upon the small party of Liberals, led by these two members in opposition to the bill, the epithet of “Adullamites.”

    The Grand Old Man

  • The Adullamites on the Ministerial benches, carried away by the delirium of the moment, waved their hats in sympathy with the Opposition, and cheered as loudly as any.

    The Grand Old Man

  • We should be in a bad way if it were not for these inspired Adullamites who prevent us from resting in slothful indifference to evil.

    By the Christmas Fire

  • Mr. Bright, in a crushing retort, fastened upon the small party of Liberals, led by these two members in opposition to the bill, the epithet of "Adullamites."

    The Grand Old Man

  • Adullamites on the Ministerial benches, carried away by the delirium of the moment, waved their hats in sympathy with the Opposition, and cheered as loudly as any.

    The Grand Old Man

  • Russell's fourth Reform Bill was introduced, was defeated by the Adullamites, and the Derby-Disraeli ministry was installed.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

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