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  • n. Plural form of federalist.


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  • That troops have been passing over to them all day, and that the triumph of the federalists is so sure, he has little doubt that the following morning will see tranquillity and federalism re-established.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • The "federalists" - seen by many historians as the only party to defend the classes against the masses explicitly were rapidly reduced to an

    Westminster Wisdom

  • Even their opponents sometimes spoke of the “so-called federalists” or the “feds.”


  • At the end of the day, Madison wrote Washington that Henry and Mason “appeared to take different & awkward ground,” and “the federalists are a good deal elated by the existing prospect.”


  • The state-rights crowd - confusingly called federalists - supposedly have a lot of resentment towards Washington and don't want power concentrated there.


  • And there are a lot of so-called federalists, people who are just generally opposed to the extension of federal power and who object, who say look, this is the same thing that we objected to when liberals did it.

    CNN Transcript Mar 24, 2005

  • He saw that the Constitution, when it came out of convention, was going to have tough sledding in New York, and the anti-federalists, that is, those opposed to ratification, were already publishing in the newspapers, and so he decided to or -- organize a series of ar -- articles.

    The Federalist Papers

  • He said that "while the National Party, Democratic Party and other so-called federalists have sold out on federalism", the IFP had withdrawn from negotiations rather than compromise.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Among that section of our citizens called federalists, there are three shades of opinion.


  • _political understanding_ between them and the federalists, which is not only passed over in silence by the _book_, but proved by the foregoing estimates and certificates.

    A Review and Exposition, of the Falsehoods and Misrepresentations, of a Pamphlet Addressed to the Republicans of the County of Saratoga, Signed, "A Citizen"


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