from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member or supporter of a labor movement or union.
  • n. A member of a political party representing labor.

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  • n. A supporter of a labor movement.
  • n. A member of a political party supporting labor.


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  • Taking the piss out of folk in general that work and live in the real world not your laborite cooncil bubble.

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  • His 2011 candidacy was looking weak and there were rumors that Mr. Moyano, inspired by the success of Brazilian laborite Lula, had his eye on the job.

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  • It's telling that in one scene, where Moore is interviewing an old British laborite who talks about the importance of taking care of each other, the camera pans fawningly on a mug that reads "Old Labor and Proud of It" and a plate with John F. Kennedy's likeness, an homage to an earlier Democrat presumably before the sell out Clintons.

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  • Ms. SHLAES: My husband's newspaper is a laborite paper.

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  • A certain type of labor agitator, or a “parlor laborite,” prefer to see only the gloomy side of the worker's life.

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  • When Kerensky, who had been counted a laborite in the period of Czarism, joined the S.

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  • "United," he says, sounding like a seasoned adult laborite, "we as child workers can achieve anything."

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  • Rockholm was joined by Robert Weygandt and Kirk Uhler to carry the issue, but as more than one laborite pointed out, the board will soon change its political makeup, thanks to a recent election.

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  • But the point is taken that a union movement comprising 75% of the population would look different – although unions do tend to change people’s thinking in a more laborite direction, as can be seen by the vast difference in voting behavior between union working class whites and non-union working class whites.

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  • Neal, just as it happens, sharpton has criticized “misogynistic and racist” rap. just sayin’. laborite, unless you’re prepared to demonstrate how timbaland and russell simmons personally have participated in the production and selling of misogynistic material, you’re way overboard. shall we discuss the number of white rock groups that traffic in similar matters? by your standards, there are no clean hands in popular music.

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