from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Protestant in the extreme.
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The Commissioner had a knack of being ultra-protestant on such occasions.
It affected for the worse the feeling between England and Ireland, for in those days to be ultra-protestant was to be anti-Irish; and it greatly aggravated, first the storm about the Maynooth grant in 1845, and then the far wilder storm about the papal aggression six years later.