Proclamation

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Proclamation

 

a leaflet, usually illegal, that appeals for a strike, demonstration, or armed uprising. Before the October Revolution of 1917, the Communist Party made extensive use of proclamations for mass political agitation.

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I talked to that banshee myself an hour ago, and I sent that banshee up to the tower and told her to sing out like that if she could get a glimpse of our friend writing his proclamation.
I will not weary you with the verbalism, since you will be able to check it; the substance of my proclamation is this: I announce first that I have captured the English millionaire, the colossus of finance, Mr Samuel Harrogate.
Then turning his glance towards his bulbs, -- objects of much greater importance to him than all those muskets, standards, drums, and proclamations, which he conceived only to be fit to disturb the minds of honest people, -- he said: --
Then there were comrades (these were the women, for the men would be busy elsewhere) who were to post the proclamations from our secret presses.
This proclamation having been made, the heralds withdrew to their stations.
The King therefore issued a proclamation inviting twelve youths and twelve maidens to offer themselves up to save their country; and immediately many young people, far more than enough, hastened to do so.
Discussing the matter with him, a mere boy, I should be in perfect safety; for he would know nothing of the Proclamation of the Council; whereas I could not feel sure that my Sons -- so greatly did their patriotism and reverence for the Circles predominate over mere blind affection -- might not feel compelled to hand me over to the Prefect, if they found me seriously maintaining the seditious heresy of the Third Dimension.
It is far from my desire to push war further against the people of Helium, and, your promise shall be recorded and a proclamation to my people issued forthwith.
The second event was the proclamation, in the same year, of George III.
I cannot remember having slept in a bed until after our family was declared free by the Emancipation Proclamation.
The fires and shouting in the enemy's army were occasioned by the fact that while Napoleon's proclamation was being read to the troops the Emperor himself rode round his bivouacs.
She called out, like a person making public proclamation, when I was in her room.