Sunday, February 21, 2016

agitation & suffragist

Quotations:

Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out

Nobody can condemn the utter folly and futility of such behaviour more than I do; and as for the whole agitation, well! may I be in my grave before a woman has the right to vote in England! That's all I say.

"It's unthinkable," she said. "Don't tell me you're a suffragist?" she turned to Ridley.

Definition

agitation:
1. worry and anxiety that you show by behaving in a nervous way;
2. public protest in order to achieve political change;

suffragist:
a supporter of the extension of the right to vote to a particular group, especially to women, or to all people above a particular age.

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