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  • n. Plural form of factionist.


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  • -- in other words, "factionists" declined to admit Kansas under the pro-slavery Lecompton constitution, forced by gross frauds upon a loathing and reluctant people.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 29, March, 1860

  • Irish requirements and acceptable to the whole of Ireland was to be dubbed "factionists" and "traitors" by the official Irish Party, who never once during three years 'debates in Parliament made the slightest attempt to amend or improve the Bill, but who remained silent and impotent as graven images on the Irish benches whilst the way was being paved for all the ruin and desolation and accumulated horrors that have since come to Ireland through their compliant and criminal imbecility.

    Ireland Since Parnell

  • When the Texas Congress convened on June 16, Jones beheld the assembled politicians as “demagogues, emissaries, factionists, disorganizers, and personal and political enemies, all, all united against me.”

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • As the Times note, these retreads from the genocidal policies spawned and embraced by that beloved old pixie with a twinkle in his eyes, Ronald "Why No, This Isn't Rouge, I'm Just Flushed With Love for America" Reagan, are being joined by fresh (well, fresher) meat recruited from the courtiers who flit around imperial factionists Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

    Vile Bodies: Reagan Revenants Return to Enforce Empire's Agenda

  • I am afraid we women are factionists; we always take a side, and nature has formed us for advocates rather than judges; and I think the function, if less dignified, is more amiable.

    Uncle Silas

  • And when in the exercise of party discipline such factionists are turned out of office, and perhaps expelled from the political organization, if the cry of political heresy-hunting and persecution should be raised, the only answer vouchsafed by the Republican press would be that of scorn.

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

  • He has treated our majorities as hostile to the people; two thirds of both branches of Congress have been treated by him as mere factionists, disunionists, enemies to the country, bent upon its destruction, bargaining with the enemy to destroy the Government.

    History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States

  • Not we, for we have introduced no question of territorial slavery into Congress; not we, who are denounced as agitators and factionists.

    History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2) Negroes as Slaves, as Soldiers, and as Citizens

  • By some we were regarded as visionaries, by some as factionists; while almost all agreed in pronouncing us mistaken.

    History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2) Negroes as Slaves, as Soldiers, and as Citizens

  • Legislature, -- and, speaking of Kansas, that President Buchanan's "best endeavors to secure the people of that Territory equal rights were thwarted by factionists"!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 29, March, 1860


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