Definition of Tories
1. Noun. (plural of Tory) ¹
2. Proper noun. The British Conservative Party ¹
3. Proper noun. (Canada) The Conservative Party of Canada or one of that party's predecessors. ¹
4. Proper noun. (plural of tory) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Tories
1. tory [n] - See also: tory
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tories
tories (current term)
Literary usage of Tories
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The German Element in the United States by Albert Bernhardt Faust (1909)
"quent letters (1780) he speaks of the tories as constituting not a twentieth of the population, which may mean that the tories decreased in numbers as the ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1869)
"The tories won 1 seat. Only 1 Tory started—he was at top of poll. ... The tories won 1 seat. A strong effort at end of day enabled Mr Dodson, the Chairman ..."
3. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"The tories! Who have always counteracted the endeavors of Congress to secure the liberties ... The tories ! Who refused their money when as good as specie, ..."
4. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the by Thomas Erskine May (1906)
"reign, which was originally composed of tories. But he seized the first opportunity of strengthening it, by a coalition with the Grenvilles and Bedfords. ..."
5. Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession: With a Narrative by William Gannaway Brownlow (1862)
"SOUTH CAROLINA IN 1780—HER CITIZENS tories AND ON THE SIDE OF THE ... The people of Charleston, and of nearly all South Carolina, being tories of the basest ..."
6. Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession: With a Narrative by William Gannaway Brownlow (1862)
"SOUTH CAROLINA IN 1780 HER CITIZENS tories AND ON THE SIDE OF THE ... The people of Charleston, and of nearly all South Carolina, being tories of the basest ..."
7. King's Mountain and Its Heroes: History of the Battle of King's Mountain by Lyman Copeland Draper, Anthony Allaire, Isaac Shelby (1881)
"Number of tories Tried and Condemned.— Case of James Crawford.—One of the Prisoners Released ... tories Subsequently Hung.—Rumor of Tarleton's Approach. ..."