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


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  • And even then, Mr. Obama acknowledges that he will face tough opposition, what he calls demagogues who say any pathway to legalization is unacceptable.

    CNN Transcript Aug 11, 2009

  • It should be held up as a crime to the execration of our children and of coming ages; and to this end we must condemn the conspirators by a national judgment that will ever after deter unprincipled and unscrupulous demagogues from a like attempt.

    Abraham Lincoln; His Life and Its Lessons

  • Even Mr. Ponsonby, who lately made so pathetic an appeal to the good sense of the people of England against those whom he was pleased to term demagogues, actually receives, for having been thirteen months in office, a sum equal to nine admirals who have spent their lives in the service of their country; three times as much as all the pensions given to all the daughters and children of all the admirals, captains, lieutenants, and other officers who have died in indigent circumstances, or who have been killed in the service.

    The Life of Thomas Lord Cochrane

  • Kirwan also claims that overdue reforms were effected by the so-called demagogues, curbing the corporations, regulating public utilities, tax equalization, the building of hospitals and sanitoriums, literacy programs.

    Oral History Interview with Lucy Somerville Howorth, June 20, 22, and 23, 1975. Interview G-0028. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • It is for every man, therefore, to keep an earnest and heedful eye to his own needs and the wants of those about him, if the _vox populi_ would be _vox Dei_, the utterance of God's truth; otherwise the opinion of the people will be the voice of demagogues, which is as far as possible from the voice of God.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 3, March, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Now this chance of punishment proceeded altogether from those accusing orators commonly called demagogues, [67] and from the popular judicature whom they addressed.

    The Two Great Retreats of History

  • It would be easy to name demagogues whose popularity has remained undiminished while sovereigns and parliaments have withdrawn their confidence from a long succession of statesmen.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 1

  • But what'll ultimately defeat the demagogues is the third factor in the article:

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • There are Latin American demagogues such as Hugo Chávez, who need a Yanqui enemy, and small Eurasian countries such as Georgia, which need a U.S. shield against Russia.

    Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post

  • In order to take advantage of the moment, I am shocked to find out how many "demagogues" work for the feds as well as the media.

    Norman Horowitz: Demagogues!


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