from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The sound produced by beating a drum.
- n. Vehement, persistent advocacy of a cause: "the drumbeat of criticism of the news media from the right” ( Michael Pollan).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The beating of a drum.
- n. The sound of a beating drum.
- n. Forceful support of a cause.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The sound of a beaten drum; drum music.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sound of a drum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a vehement and vociferous advocacy of a cause
- n. (military) the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown
- n. the sound made by beating a drum
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Spirituality has always been a motivating connector with Boomer population, and the steady drumbeat is only growing louder in our recessionary times.
This is a constant drumbeat from the Republican Left: "Craswell was extreme because we say she was extreme."
This is a strategic narrative - part of a long-term drumbeat designed to bring identity "Christians" into the Republican Party.
Today with the battle lines between the red and blue states, the Christians and versus the secular, there is this constant drumbeat from the right wing that "the liberals hate us and we welcome their hatred because it energizes us."
But from where my ears reside, the only constant racist drumbeat is UVA endorsed white hate from the mouth of M. Rick Turner.
This is a strategic narrative - part of a long-term drumbeat designed to bring identity
It all started as a drumbeat from the wingnuts as part of their “you can’t trust the elitists” compaign.
I’m glad to see you exhorting people to hew a line of polite discourse; my continual drumbeat is that despite people’s radically different concepts of proper governance, the role of the media, what constitutes reality, and the definitions of a whole host of terms, there’s no excuse for not being polite to one another.
There’s this convenient thing called “memory” — we clearly remember the drumbeat from the left and the press to enact everything the 9/11 commission demanded.
I don't recall a drumbeat of Obama messages to that effect, though it's true.