Carrie nation



Carry or Carrie (Amelia Moore) 1846–1911, U.S. temperance leader.
Historical Examples

The only excuse he ever made was that he thought I was carrie nation.
Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton

She was a notorious militant moral reformer—the carrie nation of England.
Defenseless America Hudson Maxim

Wilkins explained today that he mistook Mrs. Wheaton for carrie nation, whom the former resembles.
Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton

Such weighty problems cannot be solved in the carrie nation style: yet they are not ours here.
McClure’s Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, August 1908 Various

noun
an aggregation of people or peoples of one or more cultures, races, etc, organized into a single state: the Australian nation
a community of persons not constituting a state but bound by common descent, language, history, etc: the French-Canadian nation

a federation of tribes, esp American Indians
the territory occupied by such a federation

n.

c.1300, from Old French nacion “birth, rank; descendants, relatives; country, homeland” (12c.) and directly from Latin nationem (nominative natio) “birth, origin; breed, stock, kind, species; race of people, tribe,” literally “that which has been born,” from natus, past participle of nasci “be born” (Old Latin gnasci; see genus). Political sense has gradually predominated, but earliest English examples inclined toward the racial meaning “large group of people with common ancestry.” Older sense preserved in application to North American Indian peoples (1640s). Nation-building first attested 1907 (implied in nation-builder).

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