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  • n. Plural form of clamour.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of clamour.


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  • One Sampson had, when in exile, made the life of Peter Martyr a burden to him by his "clamours," doubts, and restless dissatisfaction.

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • Prohibit the direct election of Senators — this we know for obvious reasons, but generally to re-state: it would tie Senators to their state needs, separating them from the clamours of the populace who would eagerly vote to steal from 49% of the populace.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Federalism Restoration Amendment: Take 2

  • In January Dinwiddie had reported “great clamours” in Williamsburg about the excessive numbers of officers in the regiment, compared to the few men to command.

    George Washington’s First War

  • She lets her mind drift as if by sliding into blurred existence, the clamours and needs that dwarf her might distil into something altogether more manageable.

    Ciara's Cloud

  • Glimpses of Thelonious Monk's stuttery classics, Cuban dance-band clamours and dancing funk fused in astonishing conversations, with Moran sparking glittering runs off darting chord patterns, Mateen freely moving his fast basslines inside and outside the songs, and Waits building walls of sound that still glinted with detail.

    Jason Moran – review

  • They stood thus for perhaps three minutes, when, at a signal given by the Soldan, a hundred instruments rent the air with their brazen clamours, and each champion striking his horse with the spurs, and slacking the rein, the horses started into full gallop, and the knights met in mid space with a shock like a thunderbolt.

    The Talisman

  • “But, madam, the bills for the new house itself are none of them settled, and he says that the moment he is known to discharge an account for the Temple, he shall not have any rest for the clamours it will raise among the workmen who were employed about the house.”


  • Has not he long been threatened with every evil that is now arrived? have we not both warned him, and have not the clamours of his creditors assailed him? yet what has been the consequence? he has not submitted to the smallest change in his way of life, he has not denied himself a single indulgence, nor spared any expence, nor thought of any reformation.


  • “What of that?” cried he with fierceness, “do you not desire to be left? have you any regard for me? or for any thing upon earth but yourself! cease these vain clamours, and come, I insist upon it, this moment.”


  • The presence of the Sub – Prior imposed silence on these clamours.

    The Monastery


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