fellow traveler

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fellow traveler

One who sympathizes with or supports the tenets and program of an organized group, such as the Communist Party, without being a member.

[Translation of Russian poputchik : po, on, along + put', path + -chik, n. suff.]

fel′low trav′eler

a person who supports or sympathizes with a group or party, esp. a Communist Party, but is not a member.
[1935–40; translation of Russian popútchik]
fel′low-trav′eling, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fellow traveler - a communist sympathizer (but not a member of the Communist Party)
well-wisher, sympathiser, sympathizer - someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
2.fellow traveler - a traveler who accompanies you
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
References in classic literature ?
So he walked forward to the tree, but just as he came under the first branches they bent down and twined around him, and the next minute he was raised from the ground and flung headlong among his fellow travelers.
The scout directed Heyward and his disconsolate fellow travelers to seat themselves in the forward end of the canoe, and took possession of the other himself, as erect and steady as if he floated in a vessel of much firmer materials.
By contrast, each time we smile at someone on the street, each time we extend a caring hand to a fellow traveler in distress, we move--all of us--toward that light which illuminates the moment with love.
Bill Deaver, TOTE, was on a flight to Alaska recently when a fellow traveler remarked that the field is in great shape
Before I clambered into the huge red boat of New York Gay Pride's grand marshal convertible, I reminded my co-marshal and fellow traveler, the activist-writer-theologian Father John McNeill, that when he was my college ethics professor he had huffed wearily that "homosexuality was nothing more than mutual masturbation.
He's wrong 100 percent of the time," Strathairn's Murrow rails against McCarthy during the movie, adding later: "Anyone who criticizes or opposes the methods of Senator Joseph McCarthy is a Communist or fellow traveler.
IN 1968 HENRI LEFEBVRE, former fellow traveler of the Situationists and occasional muse to the students of the May uprisings in Paris, wrote in Everyday Life in the Modern World, "A pure (formal) space defines the world of terror.
Huntington concludes his book with a "Postscript" that enlists Aemilia Lanyer as a potentially prophetic fellow traveler during a time in which James I "close [d] down" the "utopian promise" that Huntington thinks Chapman and others "envision[ed]" (147).
The words of poet Robert Frost come to mind: "if design govern in a thing so small"; can it be the design of providence that, as one follows an aimless path, one is accosted by a fellow traveler with the stretched and haggard look unique to the smoke-deprived?
The authoritative New York Times Book Review, thinking, I'm sure, to do faithful Unc' Stan's book a kindness, sought out a Scottish fellow traveler to review it and assigned the scoundrel an entire page to that lofty purpose.
In the 1920s some of the most gifted and popular Soviet writers, such as Osip Mandelstam, Leonid Leonov, Boris Pilnyak, Isaak Babel, Ilya Ehrenburg, and members of the Serapion Brothers, were fellow travelers.
Bob Arnot, the star of Doctor Danger, recalls a trip on Emirates Airlines where he administered to a fellow traveler.

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