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Parnell, Charles Stewart Syllabification: Par·nell, Charles Stewart
Pronunciation: /pärˈnel/ /ˈpärnl/

Definition of Parnell, Charles Stewart in English:

( 1846–91), Irish nationalist leader. He became leader of the Irish Home Rule faction in 1880 and raised the profile of Irish affairs through obstructive parliamentary tactics.



Pronunciation: /-ˈnelīt/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • The minority Parnellites and Healyites, seeking allies, were more responsive than the Dillonites, who believed coquetting with unionists would further weaken nationalist cohesion.
  • In addition, Parnellites often used the Decoration Day demonstrations as an additional occasion, apart from ‘Ivy Day,’ on which to decorate Parnell's grave and to celebrate his memory.
  • He led the Parnellites from 1891 and the entire party from 1900.

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