What does the word quaker mean?

Usage examples for quaker

  1. Her manners were charming and old- fashioned, and she came of Quaker stock. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  2. Mr. Ellis had once shaken hands with Jerry,- but Mr. Ellis was a young man, whose Quaker father had never owned any slaves, and he could not be expected to have as much pride as one of the best " quality," whose families had possessed land and negroes for time out of mind. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  3. When in the evening, however, our companions were returned to London, and Mr. Johnson and myself were left alone, with only our usual family about us, " I did not quarrel with those Quaker fellows," said he, very seriously. – Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of his life by Hesther Lynch Piozzi