Related formspro·ab·o·li·tion·ist, noun, adjective
Examples from the Web for abolitionists
Until Haiti, abolitionists focused on either gradual emancipation, or simply ending the slave trade, not slavery itself.
For abolitionists, it is about the possibility that even people who do something horrible can change.Death Penalty Survives In California, But Three-Strikes Law Cut Back|David R. Dow|November 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If California dumps the death penalty this November, abolitionists will probably dance in the streets.
But the consequence of ignoring him is that abolitionists seem indifferent to his pain.Conn. Ends Death Penalty, But Not For 11 Men On Death Row|David R. Dow|April 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The position of Christian abolitionists was the exact opposite.
It was not a convention of Abolitionists, although Garrison was a member, but of politicians, mostly of the Whig party.
In those trial times words from the mouth or the pen of Abolitionists had the force of deadly missiles.
Hundreds of abolitionists of the North thought it their duty to flock to Kansas and take up arms.The Story of the Outlaw|Emerson Hough
These are the practical results of the policy of the abolitionists.
We are inclined to think it is, as to those Abolitionists who lead and govern the cause.Abolition a Sedition|Geo. W. Donohue