Lincolnian


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Adj.1.Lincolnian - of or relating to or in the manner of Abraham Lincoln
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When martial law was proclaimed in 1972 to unify our country and prevent a civil war, he gave us the strength to pursue the formation of a New Society, true to the Lincolnian spirit of decisive action in the face of anarchy.
In order to see this requires a mind habituated to Lincolnian prudence.
Therefore, Cameron jumped ship to the Lincolnian Republicans and made a run for their presidential nomination in 1860.
It's almost Lincolnian, in which it can be described as four score and a year ago.
153, 201 (2002) (describing the "Lincolnian tension" between principle and pragmatism as "the central metaphor for [Bickel's] book").
This is a splendid book, and on a Lincolnian theme--the political Lincoln--that was in sagging need of a facelift.
(You might say it was the spirit of Lincolnian generosity in action.) Foner articulated some of the thoughts that were hanging around at the JCALA ceremony: that Lincoln seems to embody certain "quintessentially American" values, that he presided over the destruction of chattel slavery, that he provides a nostalgic alternative to our own unsatisfactory political leaders (those cojones again).
While for Hay American exceptionalism was rooted in Lincolnian ideals, the new politicians saw it as a matter of Darwinian self-creation.
In his Second Inaugural Address, President Obama explicitly promised equality for women, gays, illegal immigrants, the middle class, "the growing many [who] barely make it," the poor, and, by suggestion, blacks--or what the Associated Press's lead story called "the wider struggle for equality for all." He began by declaring, in decidedly Lincolnian fashion, that
He said it's time for the Republican Party to go back to its Lincolnian roots and to work on issues affecting women and "new Americans."
Matt subscribes to the Lincolnian theory of the practice of law and endeavors to protect his clients by keeping them out of court and regularly employs ADR and extrajudicial tribunals to bring matters to a quick and cost effective resolution.
Wilentz has a problem with the liberal intelligentsia finding Obama "Lincolnian." He thinks it's naive, misplaced, and just plain wrong; and he might be right.

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