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slaveryslav‧e‧ry /ˈsleɪvəri/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  1 SSthe system of having slaves attempts to abolish slavery (=officially end it)2 SSLOW POSITION OR RANKthe state of being a slavesell somebody into slavery (=sell someone as a slave)
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slaverySlavery was abolished after the Civil War.However, it is a small price to pay for the end of oppression and slavery.That the nation must expand into Florida and make it safe for slavery was not questioned.At first this seemed strange to some of the staff who saw it as only one step away from slavery.To make this clearer, consider the case of human slavery.He evoked portions of the Bible to justify slavery in a speech he prepared for a debate in the Alabama Senate.The reformers were charged with placing an abstract moralism above the discipline of the historical and present reality of slavery.Madison even helped assure his fellow Virginians that slavery was more secure than ever.Come me little washer lad, come let's away, We're bound down to slavery for fourpence a day.abolish slaveryThe 1787 Constitution, however liberal in tone, did not actually abolish slavery.They carried away from him the observation that only women could abolish slavery.It was suspected that he wished to abolish slavery, to found schools, to build roads and to modernize the country.sell somebody into slaverySometimes this was done by Christians selling themselves into slavery.Some sell their children into slavery or prostitution.In the early pages of the Old Testament, Joseph was cruelly treated by his brothers, who sold him into slavery.
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