• WordNet 3.6
    • n drumbeater a fervent and even militant proponent of something
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In literature:

Then the drumbeats subsided and faintly marked the rhythm of the singing.
"Old Indian Legends" by Zitkala-Sa
This sort of ostrich fury is common enough among the regular drumbeaters of the Irish agitation.
"Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)" by William Henry Hurlbert
Shall the grasshopper repress his drumbeats For small envy of the kingbird's chime?
"Behind the Arras" by Bliss Carman
And the drumbeat, bringing it back, ran like a fever pulse in a man's blood.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
The sharp drumbeats from the French ships, the lighting up of open ports, the burning of blue lights, showed Blackwood what was in progress.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
At the first sound of the drumbeat, the people knew what it meant.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Even at this distance Simon could hear the drumbeat and the overseer calling count.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Think of the solemn drumbeat there will be at Yorktown!
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
It sounded like the drumbeat of unsilenced exploders.
"Pirates of the Gorm" by Nat Schachner
The drumbeat, with the clanging bell, was breaking the stillness of the early morning.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin

In news:

Recognizing the drumbeat of adolescence .
The deep, leisurely bass lines of dub reggae are the foundation of jungle, which layers jittery electronic drumbeats on top of those bass lines.
The drumbeat to raise taxes on the wealthiest among us is getting louder.
Congestion Pricing Drumbeat Continues.
Amplifying the Drumbeat on the "Overdraft Protection" Racket.
Journal Drumbeat Continues on Wall Street Lobbying.
Iran- Drumbeat Watch: 'A Scary Club of Warmongers'.
Occupy Wall St.'s drumbeat grows louder.
The drumbeat of the Occupy Wall Street protest is growing louder and wider.
Fabricating to the drumbeat .
Don't let election's drumbeat of anger fool you.
Recognizing the drumbeat of adolescence.
We've heard the "drill now" drumbeat before.
Continues drumbeat on federal overreach.
As the drumbeat of war with Iran gets louder, Kinzer shares his insights on Iran's regime and its complex foreign relations.