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woman suffrage

the right of women to vote; female suffrage.
Origin of woman suffrage
Related forms
woman-suffrage, adjective
woman-suffragist, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • As I had some woman-suffrage literature in my valise, I distributed leaflets to all earnest souls who plied me with questions.

  • Mrs. —— has been in ——, attending to the woman-suffrage question, the past week.

    Two Years in Oregon Wallis Nash
  • I recall the conduct of the promoters of woman-suffrage in England in the few years preceding 1914.

    Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
  • In 1874 Michigan was the point of interest to all those who had taken part in the woman-suffrage movement.

  • The woman-suffrage movement in America, in all its stages and subdivisions, has been the work of woman.

    Women and the Alphabet Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • On some of these various forces all reforms are based, the woman-suffrage reform among them.

    Women and the Alphabet Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Would it not be a kind of woman-suffrage to settle the very initials of all that ever bears upon the public question?

    Debate On Woman Suffrage In The Senate Of The United States, Henry W. Blair, J.E. Brown, J.N. Dolph, G.G. Vest, Geo. F. Hoar.
  • It shows the good sense of the woman-suffrage agitators, that they have decided to begin with talk.

    Women and the Alphabet Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • And woman-suffrage—the worst of all our tyrants; woman, the eternal ninny.

    Painted Veils James Huneker
  • My sympathy with the woman-suffrage movement is in the nature of an investment.

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