Debating society

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Debating society a society or club for the purpose of debate and improvement in extemporaneous speaking.
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Usage

In literature:

Her forces were that part of the Society which had voted against the Debate.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
They would better befit a debating society than an assembly of statesmen met to consider constitutional questions.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
By the way, do you see how one of them has altered this debating society notice?
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
Next, I have joined a debating society of young students who are preparing to become lawyers.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
It exactly resembles the discussions that go on in political debating societies.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
It began on Friday evening, May twenty-seventh, with a speaking contest and a prize debate, by the Philomathean Literary Society.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 3, September, 1898" by Various
Miscellany, a periodical publication, in which some of his friends in the debating society were concerned.
"Spare Hours" by John Brown
Probably it has occurred in substance to most youthful members of debating societies.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Pool's 'company' was a select 'law-debating society.
"A Book About Lawyers" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
That comes of your debating societies.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Of course it is a great honour for a fresher, but I am used to speaking; we have a debating society at home.
"Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate" by Charles Turley
I bent to my books with eagerness, I joined a debating society, and I took a hand at all the games.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The committee of the debating society did not see their way to extend the limit of the rule relating to membership.
"Soldiers of the Queen" by Harold Avery
He wrote essays which were read and debated upon at the sessions of the Debating Society.
"A Great Man" by Arnold Bennett
They had originally met each other in a small political debating society, and gradually friendship had grown.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
That is a question that we'll have debated over in the Society some day.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
He went back to his books; he joined a debating-society.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Mr. O'Mahony, no doubt, could speak well in a debating society or a music hall.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
A QUESTION FOR A DEBATING SOCIETY.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
Immediately several impromptu debating societies of villagers took up the merits of the case for and against the adoption.
"Poppea of the Post-Office" by Mabel Osgood Wright
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In news:

Ruzwana Bashir, the chief executive of Peek, is a former president of the Oxford Union, the debating society at Oxford University.
The Ethical Debate, Overall argues that people should be thinking much less about themselves and much more about society at large when deciding to have kids.
Since the days when Plato and Aristotle walked this Earth, philosophers have debated what constitutes the ideal state and, more specifically, what holds societies together.
Debating the Subtle Sway of the Federalist Society.
A Southern publisher's sanitized edition of " Huckleberry Finn" that replaces the N-word with "slave" over 200 times is the focal point for a debate on the use of the controversial word in American society.
A publisher's sanitized edition of " Huckleberry Finn" that replaces the N-word with "slave" over 200 times is the focal point for a debate on the use of the controversial word in American society.
A Southern publisher's sanitized edition of " Huckleberry Finn " that replaces the N-word with "slave" over 200 times is the focal point for a debate on the use of the controversial word in American society.
A publisher's sanitized edition of " Huckleberry Finn " that replaces the N-word with "slave" over 200 times is the focal point for a debate on the use of the controversial word in American society.
As our nation's political leaders continue to debate over how to reduce the deficit, society's responsibility to poor and hungry people must be given due consideration.
Speakers from the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society will debate the definition, examples, and relevance of judicial activism at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law next week.
A declaration by Angela Merkel that Germany's attempts to build a multicultural society has failed is feeding a growing debate over how to deal with the millions of foreigners who call Germany home.
Princeton University's Whig -Cliosophic Society offers tips to presidential campaign debaters.
Sep 27, 2006 — The debate over evolution and creationism is one of the most passionate and divisive in American society.
The debate over the role of corporations in society has raged for some 400 years.
The Melvin B Tolson/Denzel Washington Forensics Society of Wiley College will have its first high school debate tournament on the college's campus today and Saturday.
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