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Toryism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Toryism The principles of the Tories.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Toryism The principles, methods, and practices of tories, in any sense; specifically, those of the British Tories.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Toryism the principles of the Tories
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ir. toiridhe, a pursuer; first applied to the Irish bog-trotters and robbers; next, about 1680, to the most hot-headed asserters of the royal prerogative.

Usage

In literature:

He was a high Tory of the Cavalier stamp, and was disgusted with the Toryism of the opponents of the Reform Bill.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
William Benjamin Robinson, a brother of the Chief Justice, was, as became one of his race, the incarnation of Family Compact Toryism.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
New York, Colony of, tainted with Toryism, i.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
He had been brought up in the most unbending school of Toryism.
"The Ontario High School Reader" by A.E. Marty
See how Toryism peeps out even in the fine arts!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
Such Toryism meant the content of the rich and powerful with the system by which their power and wealth were guaranteed.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
Toronto, toryism of, i.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
But I do not say this, as will be seen in a moment, as a criticism of the comparative Toryism of the South.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
Oxford, it is well known, was then the stronghold of Toryism.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The bitterness of their Toryism, and the zeal of Quaker ideals, the ardor of their "make-believe," carried them too far.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
Liberalism is really more conservative than Toryism.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
His motives for quitting Whigism for Toryism appear throughout his works.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
Toryism scarcely thanks him for fighting its battles; Whiggism abhors him.
"Leading Articles on Various Subjects" by Hugh Miller
I've heard all about your Improved Toryism.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
The Patriot King is really to some extent an anticipation of Disraeli's peculiar democratic Toryism.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Their conduct affords an illustration of the unmitigated selfishness of Toryism.
"George Brown" by John Lewis
He had, in short, become a Tory; for Toryism is regard for usages at the expense of men.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
In these years of liberal success, "Old Toryism" faced a new strain, and faced it badly.
"British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government" by J. L. Morison
In 1884 the struggle between stationary and progressive Toryism came to a head, and terminated in favour of the latter.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
But Galer would have been the last person to encourage the introduction of lifts; he was at least thorough in his Toryism.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
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