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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.
The collar of my coat appeared to stiffen, and the brim of my hat to expand, beneath its Quakerly influence.
Clearly, Mallon was touched by Paine's Quakerly benevolence, and he finds it heartbreaking that she ever crossed paths with the Oswalds--a family that, from all evidence, didn't deserve her.