Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ultra; an extremist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who pushes a principle or measure to extremes; an extremist; a radical; an ultra.

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  • noun One who pushes a principle or measure to extremes; an extremist; a radical; an ultra

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Examples

  • With us, if between two authors the most remote resemblance of idea or expression can be detected, straightway some ultraist stickler for originality -- some Poe -- shrieks out, 'Some body must be a thief!' and forthwith, all along the highways of reviewdom, is sent up the hue and cry: 'Stop thief! stop thief!'

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.

  • And when flouted and reproached by smooth and lofty ecclesiastics, as an ultraist and leveler, he explained and justified himself by observing, that he had only done what his office demanded.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • And when flouted and reproached by smooth and lofty ecclesiastics, as an ultraist and leveler, he explained and justified himself by observing, that he had only done what his office demanded.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 4 of 4

  • And when flouted and reproached by smooth and lofty ecclesiastics, as an ultraist and leveler, he explained and justified himself by observing, that he had only done what his office demanded.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • If a man be an ultraist for insisting upon nothing but his rights, with a willingness to compromise even these upon any fair and reasonable terms, without a total abandonment, then I am an ultraist.

    The South and the Public Domain

  • And am I to subject myself to the intended reproach of being an ultraist for insisting upon nothing but what is just and right?

    The South and the Public Domain

  • The audience was with him by a large majority, and he was urged to go on; but next morning the Rev.Dr. Cox wrote to the New York papers to denounce "the colored Abolition agitator and ultraist," who had ruined a moral scene which "was superb and glorious," by lugging in abolitionism, and "is supposed to have been well paid for the abomination."

    Frederick Douglass The Colored Orator.

  • There is not an ultraist at the North, whom, if he had their confidence, and were not put in antagonism to him, the Southerners could not make ashamed, and put to silence, by telling him evil things about slavery, which he had never contemplated, and by admitting most fully things which he would expect them to deny.

    The Sable Cloud A Southern Tale With Northern Comments (1861)

  • I do not wish to be an ultraist, nor to shut my eyes against truth.

    The Sable Cloud A Southern Tale With Northern Comments (1861)

  • "They all advocated the same cause, showed a glorious union of thought and feeling, and the effect was constantly being raised -- the moral scene was superb and glorious -- when Frederick Douglass, the coloured Abolitionist, agitator and ultraist, came to the platform and so spoke à la mode as to ruin the influence almost of all that preceded!

    Frederick Douglass

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