clamour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v clamour make loud demands "he clamored for justice and tolerance"
    • v clamour utter or proclaim insistently and noisily "The delegates clamored their disappointment"
    • n clamour loud and persistent outcry from many people "he ignored the clamor of the crowd"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • clamour etc. See clamor, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clamour klam′or a loud continuous outcry: uproar; any loud noise
    • v.i Clamour to cry aloud in demand: to make a loud continuous outcry
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Usage

In literature:

The great clamour of Tammany brought no darkening clouds into his life.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
These all clamoured for their independence.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
But even the voice of passion was drowned in the clamour of the greater greed.
"A Girl of the Klondike" by Victoria Cross
Could he not give up the property with the signing of some sufficient deed, and thus put an end to their cruel clamour?
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
The clamour of voices from that quarter was prodigious, but there were no shots.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
Even their children had ceased to clamour and squall.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
At this the clamour, swelled twofold by the new additions, rose louder than ever.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
The people clamoured for him, and because of these clamours an almighty love for the people of Rome filled the heart of the Augusta.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
The clamour these cannibals made was terrific, the children being especially vociferous.
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
With joyous, laughing clamour, the natives pressed around the white men till the gate was reached, and then fell back.
"The Ebbing Of The Tide" by Louis Becke
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In poetry:

A ribald cuckoo clamoured,
And out of the copse the stroke
Of the iron axe that hammered
The iron heart of the oak.
"The Hill Pines Were Sighing" by Robert Seymour Bridges
Swooping idly over meadows,
Over fields of swaying wheat,
To the clamour of a city,
Deep in dust and throbbing heat.
"The Four Winds" by R S Ward
The clamour and exceeding flame
Were never in his days:
A higher object was his aim
Than thrones of shine and praise.
"Robert Parkes" by Henry Kendall
What care I for the ringin' clank
O' rail, an' key, an' hammer;
The engines roarin' up an' doon,
Wi' shriek an' dusty clamour?
"A Dream Of Yarrow" by Alexander Anderson
But everything is small
and ephemeral in this world, o beloved.
Only the clamour of the unfortunates is more and more intense!
"Relative Poem" by Jorge Mateus de Lima
Clamours of unbelieving fears,
So frequently disturb mine ears,
I cannot hear what faith would say,
Till once the noisy clamours stay.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

Onex joins clamour for a Toronto casino by hiring Kyle Rae as lobbyist.
And workers at two more state mining companies have been clamouring to be privatised .
The first private health centre offering abortion services on the island of Ireland is to open in Belfast next week amid a clamour of outrage and condemnation .
After spending time in beautiful and gritty Nicaragua , it's easy to understand why North Americans clamour to go back.
Produced and styled by Samantha Reithmayer Sano, photograph by Chris Plavidal.
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