a popular name for a member of the Society of Friends.
- an·ti-Quak·er, adjective, noun
- Quak·er·ish, Quak·er·like, adjective
- non-Quak·er, noun, adjective
- non-Quak·er·ish, adjective
- pro-Quak·er, adjective, noun
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How to use Quaker in a sentence
“Ab Welsh, who was a forward with the Saskatoon Quakers was the first one,” Howe said.
But there were a lot of American Quakers struggling with the issue of slavery.
How common was it for Quakers from England to face the abolitionist dilemma during the period before the Civil War?
I was surprised to learn that up to the mid-18th century some Quakers owned slaves.
Elizabeth was one of twelve children, and the third daughter in this large family of Quakers.The Childhood of Distinguished Women | Selina A. Bower
Two years later, the Quakers organized a church at Hopewell which is the oldest church in northern Virginia.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
A stranger passing along Friargate on an ordinary day, would never find the Quakers' meeting house.
The more matured Quakers and Quakeresses generally gravitate hitherwards.
The Quakers have been amongst life's pioneers in the long, hard battle for human freedom and human peace.
British Dictionary definitions for Quaker
a member of the Religious Society of Friends, a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1650, whose central belief is the doctrine of the Inner Light. Quakers reject sacraments, ritual, and formal ministry, hold meetings at which any member may speak, and have promoted many causes for social reform
of, relating to, or designating the Religious Society of Friends or its religious beliefs or practices
- Quakeress, fem n
- Quakerish, adjective
- Quakerism, noun
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Cultural definitions for Quaker
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