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Shakerism

[shey-kuh-riz-uh m] /ˈʃeɪ kəˌrɪz əm/
noun
1.
the beliefs and practices of the Shakers.
Origin of Shakerism
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism; Shaker + -ism
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  • It is for no man or woman's happiness or benefit that they should be condemned to Shakerism.

    Fruits of Philosophy Charles Knowlton
  • Some of them were no more remarkable or unexpected than this interest in Shakerism.

    The Way to Peace Margaret Deland
  • In some passages it seems like actual Shakerism, but the prevailing sense is that of intensified conjugality, a la Swedenborg.

    History of American Socialisms John Humphrey Noyes
  • Millerism and Shakerism were also near relatives and neighbors.

  • She had supposed he would tell her she would break his heart; instead, he said, calmly, that she hadn't the head for Shakerism.

    The Way to Peace Margaret Deland
  • The curse of Shakerism on the Yakima Reservation is well illustrated in the following.

    The Discards Lucullus Virgil McWhorter
  • That impulse was the sequel and certainly in part the effect of Shakerism.

    History of American Socialisms John Humphrey Noyes

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