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Noun tory has 2 senses
  1. Tory - an American who favored the British side during the American Revolution
    --1 is a kind of
  2. Tory - a supporter of traditional political and social institutions against the forces of reform; a political conservative
    --2 is a kind of
    rightist, right-winger

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Noun (1): A member or supporter of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom.

Sample Sentence: She has been a lifelong Tory and always votes for the Conservative Party.

Noun (2): A person who supported the British monarchy during the American Revolution.

Sample Sentence: The Tories were loyal to the British Crown and opposed the independence movement.

Adjective: Relating to or characteristic of the British Conservative Party.

Sample Sentence: The policies of the Tory government were often met with controversy.

Noun (3): (historical) An Irish Catholic who supported the British monarchy in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Sample Sentence: Many Irish Tories were opposed to Irish independence and sought to maintain ties with Britain.

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