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  • noun Plural form of secessionist.


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  • Are you acquainted with the state of feeling among what we call secessionists in Virginia, at present, toward the Government of the United States?

    A Life of Gen Robert E Lee

  • In such an event, do you not think that that class of people whom I call secessionists would join the common enemy?

    A Life of Gen Robert E Lee

  • The Associated Press says NAACP members called the secessionists the equivalent of 19th-century terrorists.

    NAACP protests tonight's 'Secession Ball' in South Carolina

  • Men, "as he called the secessionists on account of the badge that many wore before hostilities began.

    Memorials of a southern planter,

  • They are fast coming to the conclusion that the list of grievances put forward by the secessionists is a sham and

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 40, February, 1861

  • They are fast coming to the conclusion that the list of grievances put forward by the secessionists is a sham and a pretence, the veil of a long-matured plot against republican institutions.

    The Writings of James Russell Lowell in Prose and Poetry, Volume V Political Essays

  • Yet, the secessionists are the principal target of Mr Chidambaram's diplomacy that is searching once again for the elusive consensus on the future of Kashmir within the Indian Union.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

  • True, there are more in the south and in some isolated regions of Idaho, and the south never did get over the civil war, but there are treasonous "secessionists" throughout the republican party, those that deny science, and nutcases that are on display every day in the media, from Glenn Beck to Sean Hannity.

    Voinovich: The GOP's 'being taken over by Southerners'

  • Sort yourself out Brown, everytime you deliver some poorly-thought-out tripe like this, you're only giving the separatists (or "secessionists" if you like) even more ammunition.

    Oh dear, Mr Brown.

  • In their indictment of materialistic liberalism as the source of the degeneration of art, the artistic rebels showed an affinity to the explicitly political "secessionists" from the liberal camp who led the new mass movements: Karl Lueger of the Christian Socials, Georg von Schönerer of the Pan Germans, Victor Adler of the Social Democrats, and Theodor Herzl of the Zionists.

    Cultural Hothouse


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