panderer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n panderer a person who serves or caters to the vulgar passions or plans of others (especially in order to make money)
    • n panderer someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n panderer One who panders; a pander.
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Usage

In literature:

Brereton was the son-in-law of Patty Cannon, that infamous pander between Delaware and the South.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
She was playing the pander at his own game.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
Only by constantly pandering to the wishes of the people could the king hold his throne.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
Such pandering to the populace!
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
But enough of this degraded panderer to crime and folly.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
So is my cause against the pander.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
It is against the Anglo-Saxon spirit to admit panders into society.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Toronto is ruined by pandering to wealth.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Which can pander most successfully to the popular palate?
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
To pander to a fat friar's yearning for an old book?
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
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In poetry:

Not to pander nor to please
Come the needed homilies,
With no lofty argument
Is the fitting message sent,
Through such lips as Morrison's.
"Abram Morrison" by John Greenleaf Whittier
A being to pander and fawn to,
To propitiate, flatter and dread
As a thing that your souls are in pawn to,
A Dealer who traffics the dead;
"A Toast" by Lola Ridge
In David's sweet page, or the Gospels, engage,
Instead of your cards and your dice:
More proper by far, those holy books are,
Than them spotted panders to vice.
"Another Invitation, Or Exhortation To Worship Christ Jesus" by Rees Prichard
How long perverted, had the Comic scene,
(The flattering reflex of a sensual age)
Shown prurient Folly's rank licentious mien,
Refined, embellish'd on the pander stage:
"Sheridan" by Thomas Gent
Tell Ireland that they lie of us—they slander,
Who say we care not for another’s wrong;
For we are not the men to kneel and pander
To tyranny, because the tyrant’s strong.
"To The Irish Delegates" by Henry Lawson
You, the politician, who, for jealousy or gold,
Or for mean ambition, sell, or see your country sold,
Pandering to the hollow crowd, toadying to the low,
For shame’s sake banish selfishness—give your land a show.
"Give yourself a Show: New Year's Eve" by Henry Lawson

In news:

But even if we assume their sincerity, we can't separate the message from the marketing, or the way their peddling interferes with the natural, less pandering -based gay sensibility.
Biden's West Virginia Pander .
Clout City The No- Pander Zone.
It's a pander , no doubt, but it might be a successful one.
Models wearing Leia's slave outfit on tonight's 'Deal or No Deal' a perfect excuse to pander for blog hits.
In other words, we have to hope that they were only pandering .
It was about appearing more pro-Israel than the White House and thus pandering to Jewish voters.
Police arrested two people on charges related to pimping and pandering after officers found two missing girls.
Popper 's Penguins' panders pointlessly.
Saatchi exhibition suggests pandering to international preconceptions, clichés all too common.
Naturally he refused, having better things to do with his Saturday afternoon than pander to my silly superstitions .
Pandering to the South 2.0: The Democratic Convention in Charlotte.
Pandering to off-leash dog activists.
Given the opportunity to address substantive issues in interviews with the political couple, Fox News hosts Hannity and Van Susteren instead pander to their partisan audience.
The Democrat from Russelville is just pandering to the NRA and conservative voters as a means to protect his Senate seat.
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