clamant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj clamant demanding attention "clamant needs","a crying need","regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken","insistent hunger","an instant need"
    • adj clamant conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry "blatant radios","a clamorous uproar","strident demands","a vociferous mob"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Clamant Crying earnestly, beseeching clamorously. "Clamant children."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • clamant Crying; beseeching.
    • clamant Urgent; calling for prompt attention or relief, etc.; crying: as, a very clamant case.
    • clamant Crying for punishment or vengeance; highly aggravated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Clamant klam′ant calling aloud or earnestly
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. clamans, p. pr. of clamare to call. Cf. Claimant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. clamāre, to cry out.

Usage

In literature:

Hanging out of the other window he beheld the clamant Baron urging the guard with frenzied entreaty.
"Count Bunker" by J. Storer Clouston
And then high up in the firmamental darkness we heard the clamant cries of some great, passing birds.
"Sixes and Sevens" by O. Henry
For it was colored in the gorgeous gamut of the Orient, clamant yellows, oranges, golds, combined with mysterious blues, muted scarlets.
"The Native Son" by Inez Haynes Irwin
We pressed through the clamant multitude until we had reached the middle of the square.
"The Strolling Saint" by Raphael Sabatini
He was apt to awaken clamant, vociferous.
"A Little Book for Christmas" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
And the creatures of his brain were still clamant, in spite of broken threads and drastic change of surroundings.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
The need of such an institution has long been clamant, and the visit of the Ukrainian choir has brought matters to a crisis.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, February 11, 1920" by Various
Sic certest: clamant Victoris rupta miselli Ilia, et emulso labra notata sero.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
Clamant and imperative in me was the voice of change.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The room was clamant with the voices of the company.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
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