conservatism

[ kuh n-sur-vuh-tiz-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF conservatism
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSERVATISM

I freely say that the tendency of my thought, based on observation, is to conservatism.

The conservatism of to-morrow injected into the affairs of to-day.

Conservatism was out of favour just then, and the Liberals were in power.

He is the embodiment of routine and conservatism, because he is the embodiment of mediocrity.

Radicalism and conservatism must combine together to make reform.

Thus the revolution which followed owes its triumph to the conservatism of the people.

There had always been organs for conservatism at Washington, but none for progress.

But we all have to learn by experience, and conservatism is one of the hardest lessons.

Taft stood for Republican conservatism and clung to the old things.

Yes, I know his stu … his strictness, his conservatism in these matters.

WORD ORIGIN

1835, in reference to the Conservative party in British politics; from conservative + -ism. From 1840 in reference to conservative principles generally.

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