[ US /ˈnɔɹðɝnɝ/ ]
[ UK /nˈɔːðənɐ/ ]
  1. an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
  2. an inhabitant of the North
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How To Use Northerner In A Sentence

  • Come, uncle," said Nellie, "I thought you were going to leave the 'prating' and the 'eloquent nonsense' to we Northerners, while you would stick to the scripture argument. Nellie Norton: Or, Southern Slavery and the Bible. A Scriptural Refutation of the Principal Arguments upon which the Abolitionists Rely. A Vindication of Southern Slavery from the Old and New Testaments.
  • Though they were few in the countryside, northerners and foreigners concentrated in large numbers in urban places.
  • Who parties better - northerners or southerners? The Sun
  • WALLNER: A "doughface" is a term that refers to Northerners who had Southern sympathies, Northern politicians with Southern sympathies. Franklin Pierce: New Hampshire's Favorite Son
  • Northerner observed this injunction by robbing the slave-owner and stealing away the slave -- all in the name and for the greater glory of God! Singularly enough, the parents of these moralists -- who teach the negro the unapostolic christianity of stealing himself -- were those who stole from their homes, and sold for the highest penny, the Angola ancestors of our present slaves. Cause and contrast : an essay on the American crisis,
  • A "scalawag" was any Southern white who allied himself politically with the negroes, and a "carpet-bagger" was a Northern adventurer, for whose worldly goods a gripsack sufficed, -- or, in general, any Northerner whatever. The Negro and the Nation A History of American Slavery and Enfranchisement
  • Every body here knows _overdriving_ to be one of the most common occurrences, the planters do not deny it, except, perhaps, to northerners. The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4
  • In the 19th Century, white Northerners were highly averse to black emigration from the South. The Volokh Conspiracy » Bruce Bartlett’s Attack on Libertarianism
  • A recurring reference on the Internet in China is that northerners and inlanders are itching for a showdown with Taiwan, while southerners and coastal inhabitants, who have the most to lose in a war, are leery of confrontation.
  • The tendency of southerners to outnumber northerners in the army continued to the outbreak of civil war.
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