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A member of the Society of Friends.

[From quake (from an early leader's admonishment to "tremble at the word of the Lord").]

Quak′er·ism n.
Quak′er·ly adv. & adj.
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Building on Fraser's critique of Jurgen Habermas's Enlightenment public sphere, Gray redefines the polarized terms 'public' and 'private' as 'acting in both competition and collaboration' or in a Quakerly turn of phrase, as '"fiends and friends"' (p.
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The collar of my coat appeared to stiffen, and the brim of my hat to expand, beneath its Quakerly influence.