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reactionary guardians of proper English usage invariably regard every new coinage that comes along as a nonword
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Clemens and Bonds gained a bit of ground in the face of the Hall's most direct effort to impede their progress, in the form of vice chairman Joe Morgan's simplistic and reactionary letter to voters.
He is particularly exercised by Éric Zemmour, a reactionary essayist, and Alain Finkielkraut, a formerly left-wing philosopher turned critic of multiculturalism.
That is a thinking individual’s way to consume news, rather than a reactionary’s method.
Weymouth’s world Frolic Weymouth was an ebullient and effective reactionary.
Still, to discount discussions about women’s rights that take place on social media as surface or reactionary is to discount an entire generation of feminist thought.
These days rebel turf is on the right, and to be radical is, increasingly, to be reactionary.
In Vanity Fair last year, Joanna Robinson succinctly summed up a lot of the backlash, from the reasonable to the reactionary.
But very quickly, people began to point out that Williamson had previously espoused exceptionally hateful, reactionary viewpoints — including the belief that women who get abortions should be hanged.
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archconservative, brassbound, button-down (or buttoned-down), conservative, die-hard, hidebound, old-fashioned, old-line, old-school, orthodox, standpat, traditional, traditionalistic, ultraconservative, unprogressive;
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