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political movement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n political movement a group of people working together to achieve a political goal
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Quotations

  • Norman Tebbit
    Norman Tebbit
    “It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism.”

Usage

In literature:

And he took an active part in all the political movements of the time.
"The Story of Our Country"
Such women as Miriam and Deborah were factors to be reckoned with in the political movements of their times.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
He, too, had taken part in the political movements of 1848, but when placed on trial was acquitted.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
For the first time women entered the arena of the political movement.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
But we may be told, politically the movement has been a failure.
"Freehold Land Societies Their History, Present Position, and Claims" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The political movement of the middle class or bourgeoisie, in Germany, may be dated from 1840.
"Revolution and Counter-Revolution" by Karl Marx
It was natural that the movement should become political and take the form of an agitation for prohibition.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
The papers may rave about a great political crisis or a strike movement.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
It has to be remembered, also, that false witness can reach to nations, organisations, political movements as well as individuals.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus" by G. A. Chadwick
In addition to his influence on the literary movement, Mr. Gilder has been active in philanthropic and political work.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
The French woman's rights movement is closely connected with both political movements.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
The Reform movement in the Church combined also within it the germ of great political reforms.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I." by Gustav Freytag
This movement need not at once intervene in politics.
"The Salvaging Of Civilisation" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The recent political movements in FRANCE contain no salient points of interest.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, July, 1851" by Various
Such troubles, every day increasing, led at length to unhappy political movements.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
This was the last time that the movement assumed anything like political importance.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
You see this same undulation in other popular movements; for example, in politics.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
The first invasion of Maryland, in 1862, was a political as well as a military movement.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
They thought they would make a clean sweep of the people who they considered were the political brains of the movement.
"My Own Story" by Emmeline Pankhurst
The movement was accelerated by the course of political events, and the successes of the war of independence against the French.
"Spain" by Wentworth Webster
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In news:

"I don't know why you want to write about me," she says sheepishly —hardly what you'd expect from a member of one of the most fiery movements in recent political history.
The historian of the American city on what Wall Street and the 'Occupy' movement have in common, and how government unions came to dominate state and local politics.
The political posters that originated at the beginning of the Occupy movement are striking -- bold, bright and big.
US News reports that the AFL-CIO will "redeploy funds away from political candidates" in the coming campaign in favor of spending on strengthening the union movement's infrastructure.
I've never been terribly interested in dates or political movements when I study history, but the stories of how people lived fascinate me.
"Grassroots" movements in politics, by definition, are supposed to be natural and spontaneous.
Another lesson many movement conservatives have learned is that the more they pound away on their issues, the more they shift American politics rightward even when they lose.
How to launch a political movement.
In 1964, students at the University of California, Berkeley, formed a protest movement to repeal a campus rule banning students from engaging in political activities.
A human rights watchdog has documented "serious abuses" in the criminal justice system of Hamas, the political movement that runs the Palestinian territory of Gaza.
How can an American political movement be both incredibly successful and publicly reviled at the same time.
During her time reporting on the protest movement, Alwadi was detained by authorities in Bahrain and forced to sign a statement saying that she wouldn't write about or engage in political activities.
AQ Khan, lauded by many Pakistanis for giving the country the bomb, has launched a political movement targeting the youth vote.
The Wall Street Journal looks at how a divide in the pro-life movement is playing out in ballot measure politics this year.
The image of a political movement.
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In science:

Opp K-D (2009) Theories of Political Protest and Social Movements.
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach
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