from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not franchised.


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  • The place: not some unfranchised shack but a Wheel house, where to be caught cheating could mean being banned from every Wheel establishment in a hundred light-year radius.

    The Grand Wheel Bayley, Barrington J. 1977

  • Not that we apprehended real danger, but to our unfranchised and infant minds the chills and fevers which mayhap lurked in the mist-clothed forest, or even a wandering "cat," seemed less to be dreaded than the wild bacchanals who surrounded us.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 26, September, 1880 Various

  • 'We must bring these unfranchised slaves -- the Yankees -- back to their true condition.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 1, July, 1862 Various

  • If you accept these beatitudes as the gift of your Divine Master, you will find that obedience to the precepts which follow, is not the unwilling service of a bondsman, but the free and natural action of an unfranchised spirit.

    Autographs for Freedom, Volume 2 (of 2) (1854) Various

  • Entirely unfranchised from ancient servitudes, and passionately loving reason and clarity, he was an example as is a prophet inspired by truths of the future -- of what may be realized in moral beauty and goodness by a free and upright spirit, of constant courage, and of a mental honesty which made him repulse what he did not understand, and place his life in accord with this dream.

    Pierre Curie 1923

  • The prevalence of mobs; the entrance of the unfranchised populace, by means of "body" meetings and mass meetings, into the political arena; the leveling principles and the smug self-righteousness of the patriot politicians; -- all this led many a conservative to consider whether his interest were not more threatened by the insurgence of radicalism in

    Beginnings of the American People Carl Lotus Becker 1909

  • English Government without sharing them with the unfranchised populace, they were therefore more concerned than before to employ only constitutional and peaceful methods of obtaining redress.

    Beginnings of the American People Carl Lotus Becker 1909

  • And the colonies were not represented in Parliament; no, not even in that "virtual" sense which might be affirmed in the case of many unfranchised English cities, such as Manchester and Liverpool; from which it followed that the Stamp Act, unquestionably an internal tax, was a manifest violation of colonial rights.

    Beginnings of the American People Carl Lotus Becker 1909

  • The bottom rail is on top; the newly emancipated unfranchised citizen enters upon the dignified position of United States Senator, to mingle his voice with the law-makers and to cast his vote in behalf of God and his country.

    Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising 1887

  • The men in the District of Columbia do not find their unfranchised condition assuaged by the smallness of their account with the assessor.

    Woman and the Republic — a Survey of the Woman-Suffrage Movement in the United States and a Discussion of the Claims and Arguments of Its Foremost Advocates Helen Kendrick Johnson 1880


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