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Word Example of - boycott

    Example Sentences for boycott

    The labor unions have shown that the boycott is a powerful weapon.

    The sanction of the caste rules is in a boycott by all members of the caste.

    Nearly three weeks of painful excitement had made but slight change in Mr. Boycott's family.

    But in a year they were trembling in the face of that boycott.

    The length of the boycott now stands at five years seven months.

    Indignation meetings were held, and it was determined to boycott the monks.

    The report explained the origin of the boycott and of sabotage, and gave instances of their application in different countries.

    This may vary from the "cold shoulder" to the complete "boycott."

    The boycott of foreign goods followed as it was by the burning of foreign goods covering into the country.

    A conspiracy to boycott is punishable, but boycotting is not in itself an offence.

Word Origin & History of - boycott

    Word Origin & History

    boycott 1880, from Irish Land League ostracism of Capt. Charles C. Boycott (1832-1897), land agent of Lough-Mask in County Mayo, who refused to lower rents for his tenant farmers. Quickly adopted by newspapers in languages as far afield as Japanese (boikotto). The family name is from a place in England.

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