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rabble-rousing

[rab-uh l-rou-zing] /ˈræb əlˌraʊ zɪŋ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a rabble-rouser.
noun
2.
an instance or the practice of stirring up the passions or prejudices of the public.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805

rabble-rouse

[rab-uh l-rouz] /ˈræb əlˌraʊz/
verb (used without object), rabble-roused, rabble-rousing.
1.
to stir up the emotions or prejudices of the public; agitate.
Origin
1955-60; back formation from rabble-rouser
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  • His soothing tones, however, can't disguise a relish for the fray: beneath the silver-fox exterior beats a rabble-rousing heart.
  • But all around rabble-rousing, misery, fear and trembling.
  • Propped up by rabble-rousing music, a political tract tends to sound bombastic.
  • But her bid to control prices, her rabble-rousing instincts and her scheming were all alarming.
  • Many of those would doubtless prefer a constructive opposition to constant rabble-rousing.
  • Presumably he deliberately avoided his famous rabble-rousing campaign style to appear calm, businesslike, and in full control.
  • It was even more depressing to see the unquestioning acceptance from the audience of such a load of rabble-rousing claptrap.
  • Unemployment and poverty arising out of economic mis-management, together with political rabble-rousing, are the root cause.
  • The proposal for a new law is populist rabble-rousing.
  • But after the war, he discovers his gift for rabble-rousing.

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