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- n. One who pushes a principle or measure to extremes; an extremist; a radical; an ultra
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who pushes a principle or measure to extremes; an extremist; a radical; an ultra.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ultra; an extremist.
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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.
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!'
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.
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 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."
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.
I do not wish to be an ultraist, nor to shut my eyes against truth.
"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!
"They all advocated the same cause, showed a glorious unity of thought and feeling, and the effect was constantly raised -- the moral scene was superb and glorious -- when Frederick Douglass, the colored abolition agitator and ultraist, came to the platform and so spake, à la mode, as to ruin the influence almost of all that preceded!
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself. His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History to the Present Time, Including His Connection with the Anti-slavery Movement; His Labors in Great Britain as Well as in His Own Country; His Experience in the Conduct of an Influential Newspaper; His Connection with the Underground Railroad; His Relations with John Brown and the Harper's Ferry Raid; His Recruiting the 54th and 55th Mass. Colored Regiments; His Interviews with Presidents Lincoln and Johnson; His Appointment by Gen. Grant to Accompany the Santo Domingo Commission--Also to a Seat in the Council of the District of Columbia; His Appointment as United States Marshal by President R. B. Hayes; Also His Appointment to Be Recorder of Deeds in Washington by President J. A. Garfield; with Many Other Interesting and Important Events of His Most Eventful Life; With an Introduction by Mr. George L. Ruffin, of Boston