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  • noun Plural form of abolition.

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  • That they cordially aid in any just mode of promoting abolitions which is favourably received by the people, without insisting on a preference of other modes, which might be abstractedly the best, but are not likely to be generally adopted.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921

  • Chris Banks, head of the Public Chairs Forum, which represents quango bosses, said: "The scale of the potential changes is unprecedented, so it is vital that the reductions in overhead costs achieved by mergers, abolitions and changes to new arrangements are not wiped out by deterioration in the service delivered."

    Government's 'bonfire of the quangos' plan will cost as much as it saves

  • They impress, they horrify, they break through the psychological shielding of readers to make people feel a passionate need to make things right -- even centuries after the various emancipations of African slaves, and abolitions of slavery in different nations.

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Gord Sellar

  • We have not known true freedom in America or in Art, thus our work has struggled in containers not of our own construction; and yet, within those constraints, we have conjured a magnificent aesthetic toolbox, one that abolitions the flavor locked in foreign forms and second-hand technical devices.

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • We have not known true freedom in America or in Art, thus our work has struggled in containers not of our own construction; and yet, within those constraints, we have conjured a magnificent aesthetic toolbox, one that abolitions the flavor locked in foreign forms and second-hand technical devices.

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • We have not known true freedom in America or in Art, thus our work has struggled in containers not of our own construction; and yet, within those constraints, we have conjured a magnificent aesthetic toolbox, one that abolitions the flavor locked in foreign forms and second-hand technical devices.

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • The abolitions of Slavery and of Child Labour, the Married

    Swan Song

  • The development of trade is a necessary condition for the existence of the natives, and the discovery of products in the forests that will be marketable in Europe, and the making of plantations whose products will help to take the place of those he so recklessly now destroys, will give him a safer future than can any amount of abolitions of domestic slavery, or institutions of trial by jury, etc.

    Travels in West Africa

  • Farewell to his disestablishments, abolitions, and suppressions!

    The Romance of Mathematics Being the Original Researches of a Lady Professor of Girtham College in Polemical Science, with some Account of the Social Properties of a Conic; Equations to Brain Waves; Social Forces; and the Laws of Political Motion.

  • Lord Morley said to me the other day that when all the abolitions had been done, there would be fewer things abolished than anybody hopes or fears, and that there would be the same problems in some form for many generations.

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

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