devoted love, support, and defense of one’s country; national loyalty.
The party hinted at a lack of patriotism when Gorbachev celebrated his 80th birthday in London.
Gorbachev Lashes Out at Putin Anna Nemtsova August 21, 2011
Powell possessed a powerful sense of loyalty and duty and patriotism, all of which meant that he was willing to put up with a lot.
Why I Didn’t Resign Richard N. Haass May 4, 2009
In a struggle for the meaning of American patriotism, the red prevailed over the blue.
Star-Spangled Confederates: How Southern Sympathizers Decided Our National Anthem Jefferson Morley July 3, 2013
Hanford offers everything a storyteller could want,” said the narrator, including “intrigue” and “patriotism.
At the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a Steady Drip of Toxic Trouble Eric Nusbaum February 23, 2013
Flooded with patriotism, he wanted the rights afforded to every American–among those, jury duty and the right to vote.
Christopher Hitchens on Waterboarding, Mother Teresa, and More Controversial Moments (VIDEO) Brittany Jones-Cooper December 15, 2011
See to it that the new associations make for righteousness and patriotism.
Aliens or Americans? Howard B. Grose
His wisdom and patriotism will become henceforth conspicuous.
A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion William Dobein James
We have failed to appreciate that the Indian, in being driven from his lands, has retaliated from motives of patriotism.
Stories of the Badger State Reuben Gold Thwaites
I thank him publicly for his companionship and his patriotism.
The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
He mounted the rude platform hastily erected in front of the state house, burning with indignation, and glowing with patriotism.
The Cavaliers of Virginia William A. Caruthers
devotion to one’s own country and concern for its defence Compare nationalism
1726, from patriot + -ism.
(in a mollusk) located opposite the foot.
reversed peristaltic action of the intestines, by which their contents are carried upward. noun (physiol) contractions of the intestine that force the contents in the opposite direction to the normal antiperistalsis an·ti·per·i·stal·sis (ān’tē-pěr’ĭ-stôl’sĭs, -stāl’-, ān’tī-) n. See reversed peristalsis.
a deadly or virulent epidemic disease. . something that is considered harmful, destructive, or evil. Contemporary Examples If you have dead bodies, pestilence, lice, with a 90 temperature–mosquitoes, flies–then you have serious problems. Haiti’s Grisly Problem Cyril Wecht January 18, 2010 In dramatic lore their names are Death, Destruction, pestilence, and Famine. New York City […]
used against enemy rather than against mechanized vehicles, matériel, etc.: antipersonnel bombs. Historical Examples Hilda was in the slam in Madison, and who the hell knew what the antipersonnel stuff the Madison cops used had done to her. Makers Cory Doctorow It was their antipersonnel sound-cannon, which meant that Lester was around here somewhere. Makers […]