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female suffrage

Origin of female suffrage
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On April 11, 1867, the subject of female suffrage was first discussed in the House of Commons without being greeted with a laugh.

  • The female suffrage, as we know, is merely a question of time.

  • female suffrage has been conceded in two Australasian colonies, and it is inevitable in the rest.

  • As for female suffrage, he sets it down to psychological disorders.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • To be sure, "the Shrieking Sisterhood" was then invented for the advocates of female suffrage and anti-slavery.

    The Lincoln Story Book Henry L. Williams
  • female suffrage has been tried, but did not work well, and was discarded, largely through the votes of the girls themselves.

    The Land of Contrasts James Fullarton Muirhead
  • I wish I could show the people who are so wonderfully exercised on the subject of female suffrage just how it works.

  • I have written an essay for the Society, which I hope will go a good way towards answering all the objections to female suffrage.

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • female suffrage is already introduced in one State, and will doubtless prevail as widely as abolitionism.

    A Defence of Virginia Robert L. Dabney
  • The fiercest opponent of female suffrage is the clergy, and it knows the reason why.

    Woman under socialism August Bebel
British Dictionary definitions for female suffrage

female suffrage

(mainly US) another name for women's suffrage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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