Overall, Mitt Romney had a strong performance during the two-hour debate.
The Denver debate went off without a hitch—except for President Obama, who did poorly, as I recall.
Al Gore may have beaten George W. Bush on points in their first debate in 2000, but he audibly sighed.
President Obama has managed to depolarize the debate over Iraq and Afghanistan.
There is debate among economists and social scientists about which ratio is the most accurate.
After the speeches from the opener and the opposition, the debate proceeded with enthusiasm.
But let it—if it must be Lovelace or Solmes, the choice cannot admit of debate.
For him the field of debate includes not only science, arts, and literature, but physical qualities and morals.
The debate began April 12th, and continued for eight nights.
The debate was continued for many days, during which the speech of Mr. Sumner was attacked and defended.
early 14c., "a quarrel, dispute, disagreement," from Old French debat; see debate (v.). Sense of "a formal dispute, a debating contest" is perhaps from early 15c.