REACTIONARY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of REACTIONARY
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 a.  opposition to progress or liberalism; extremely conservative
Classic Sentence:
1  The Negro cannot stand the present reactionary tendencies and unreasoning drawing of the color-line indefinitely without discouragement and retrogression.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
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Example Sentence:
1  The reactionary police made a baton charge on the demonstrating crowd.
2  It grew ever more clear to everyone that the Minister was too reactionary, too blinkered.
3  The reactionary government tried vainly to take the steam out of the protest movement.
4  The reactionary officer then ordered him arrested.
5  Opposing the use of English in worship services, reactionary forces in the church fought to reinstate the mass in Latin.