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female suffrage

noun
Origin of female suffrage
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • On April 11, 1867, the subject of female suffrage was first discussed in the House of Commons without being greeted with a laugh.

  • The female suffrage, as we know, is merely a question of time.

  • female suffrage has been conceded in two Australasian colonies, and it is inevitable in the rest.

  • As for female suffrage, he sets it down to psychological disorders.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • To be sure, "the Shrieking Sisterhood" was then invented for the advocates of female suffrage and anti-slavery.

    The Lincoln Story Book Henry L. Williams
  • female suffrage has been tried, but did not work well, and was discarded, largely through the votes of the girls themselves.

    The Land of Contrasts James Fullarton Muirhead
  • I wish I could show the people who are so wonderfully exercised on the subject of female suffrage just how it works.

  • The fiercest opponent of female suffrage is the clergy, and it knows the reason why.

    Woman under socialism August Bebel
  • female suffrage is already introduced in one State, and will doubtless prevail as widely as abolitionism.

    A Defence of Virginia Robert L. Dabney
  • I have written an essay for the Society, which I hope will go a good way towards answering all the objections to female suffrage.

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
British Dictionary definitions for female suffrage

female suffrage

noun
1.
(mainly US) another name for women's suffrage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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