Definitions

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  • n. That to beat on drums.

Etymologies

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From drum +‎ beating.

Examples

  • There's all that, and then there's the rest ofÂthe slideshow that is only too happy to stereotype and write off the protesters by making them look, through most of the edit, less like angry, determined and decidedly non-violent citizens than eccentric hippy meditating drumbeating sixties throwbacks.

    Michael Shaw: Reading the Pictures: Wisconsin Update: Trashing "the Hippies"

  • There's all that, and then there's the rest ofthe slideshow that is only too happy to stereotype and write off the protesters by making them look, through most of the edit, less like angry, determined and decidedly non-violent citizens than eccentric hippy meditating drumbeating sixties throwbacks.

    Michael Shaw: Reading the Pictures: Wisconsin Update: Trashing "the Hippies"

  • The first are those who discredit Goldberg as a propagandist because of (1) his reputation for drumbeating during the build up to the war in Iraq or because of (2) his well-known pro-Israel position.

    Shaun Jacob Halper: Bombing Iran and the Banality of Journalism

  • Heinrich's family members have painfully distanced themselves from him and have refused to participate in the urban resurgence of Cologne, which is spearheaded by men who were once drumbeating Nazis.

    The Burden of Complicity

  • Is a frenzy of media adjulation and racial drumbeating the Democratic super delegates nominated a first term Senator with no real accomplishments and no deeply held core beliefs who has since switched many of his liberal positions demonstrating his lack of character and integrity.

    Early Word: Convention Previews - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • From their fact-free jihads against the Clintons and Wen Ho Lee, to their drumbeating for Bush's fake war, to the savaging of Gore, to the fraudulent reporting of Kerry's campaign, the Times is clearly a mouthpiece for the Republican establishment.

    Yepsen: Obama Won Debate, Looked "Presidential"

  • DeFazio's call to action was followed up by an outside-inside campaign to add more transportation funding to the stimulus bill - outside pressure is coming from blogospheric drumbeating [9], inside pressure is coming from lawmakers sponsoring the amendment.

    There's Something Happening Here

  • Reflecting on his now infamous appearance before the UN Security Council in 2003, former Secretary of State Colin Powell has referred to his act of WMD drumbeating at the time as a "blot" on his long record of government service.

    Kevin Sullivan: Iran and the Imminent Threat Fallacy

  • Reflecting on his now infamous appearance before the UN Security Council in 2003, former Secretary of State Colin Powell has referred to his act of WMD drumbeating at the time as a "blot" on his long ...

    Kevin Sullivan: Iran and the Imminent Threat Fallacy

  • The greedy-guts are drumbeating cha-cha and telling the people that cha-cha is good for the country.

    Charter change proponents on the move again

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