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Adullamite

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Adullamite ad-ul′am-īt an inhabitant of Adullam, where was a cave to which flocked from all sides to David in exile men in debt, distress, or discontent (1 Sam. xxii. 1, 2). The name was applied by John Bright in 1866 to a Whig secession from the Liberal party.
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Usage

In literature:

ADULLAMITES, an English political party who in 1866 deserted the Liberal side in protest against a Liberal Franchise Bill then introduced.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
He was what I should call an Adullamite.
"The Women of the Arabs" by Henry Harris Jessup
The Adullamites of the navy.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
"Biblical Extracts" by Robert Cooper
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