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  • n. The doctrines of the Shakers.

Etymologies

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Shaker +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Day, with a Brief Account of the Entrance and Purposes of what the World call Shakerism, among the Subjects of the late Revival in Ohio and

    The Communistic Societies of the United States From Personal Visit and Observation

  • And when we put aside Plato and the Platonic communities, the first fact to challenge attention is that the communities which established laws relating to sex relations which were opposed to the monogamic family, whether promiscuity, so-called free love; plural marriage, as in Mormonism, or celibacy, as in Harmonism and Shakerism, were all

    The Common Sense of Socialism A Series of Letters Addressed to Jonathan Edwards, of Pittsburg

  • Not into Shakerism; "'Thalia couldn't be a Shaker to save her life," he thought, with an involuntary smile; but into an excited discontent with her comfortable, prosaic life.

    The Way to Peace

  • He had been interested in Brother Nathan's explanation of Hosea's forecasting of Shakerism, and he had admitted to himself that, if Nathan was correct, there would be something to be said for Shakerism.

    The Way to Peace

  • When she proposed to read a book on Shakerism aloud, he fell into her mood with what was, for him, enthusiasm; he declared he would like nothing better, and he put his daily paper aside without a visible regret.

    The Way to Peace

  • He was afraid it would hurt her, some day, when she realized it; well, when she came to herself, when she got through her playing at Shakerism, he must not let her know how great the pain had been; she would suffer too much if she should understand his misery: and Athalia didn't bear suffering well ....

    The Way to Peace

  • Then I got to figuring out the Prophecies, and I saw Shakerism fulfilled them; and then I began to see that when you don't own anything yourself you can't worry about your property; well, that clinched me, I guess.

    The Way to Peace

  • Some of them were no more remarkable or unexpected than this interest in Shakerism.

    The Way to Peace

  • Shakerism fulfilled them; and then I began to see that when you don't own anything yourself you can't worry about your property; well, that clinched me, I guess.

    The Way to Peace

  • She had supposed he would tell her she would break his heart; instead, he said, calmly, that she hadn't the head for Shakerism.

    The Way to Peace

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