Lubetsky explained that students who found Cruz combative may have simply been seeing what made Cruz so successful as a debater.
The debater, thinker, charmer, weaver of luminous sentences, though impressive in their own right, strike me as peripheral.
My own admiration of Thiers extends only to his skill as a debater and his marvellous intellectual vitality.
The readiness with which he has adopted the air of a debater, shows the man of genius.
He becomes a chairman, an investigator, a committee man, and a debater.
As a debater, where close reasoning was essential, he was an acknowledged leader.
It was, indeed, impossible to listen to his conversation without seeing that he was born a debater.
Johnnie is just beginning to be noted at their meetings as a debater of some importance.
He is an able debater, having few superiors as an extemporaneous speaker.
He was great as financier and as debater, and he was a liberal patron of literature.
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.