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  • noun Plural form of stemwinder.

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Examples

  • But his obscurity and newness on the scene -- in 2000, Obama had struggled to even get into the Democratic national convention in Los Angeles, as he endearingly recounted in The Audacity of Hope -- didn't stop him from delivering one of the great convention stemwinders of all time, an exercise in uplift, ennoblement, and possibility that launched him on a steep trajectory taking him to the presidency four years later.

    William Bradley: Obama and the Significance of the JFK Inaugural 50 Years On

  • But his obscurity and newness on the scene -- in 2000, Obama had struggled to even get into the Democratic national convention in Los Angeles, as he endearingly recounted in The Audacity of Hope -- didn't stop him from delivering one of the great convention stemwinders of all time, an exercise in uplift, ennoblement, and possibility that launched him on a steep trajectory taking him to the presidency four years later.

    William Bradley: Obama and the Significance of the JFK Inaugural 50 Years On

  • Politicians make stemwinders all the time to rally the troops.

    Poll: Most Think Bill Would Be Asset To President Hillary

  • It will be a speech that will be forever compared to such stemwinders as Calvin Coolidge's' Remarks to the Akron Rotary and Brigham Young's Great Tirade Against the Evils of Dominoes.

    The Great Leap Backward

  • It will be a speech that will be forever compared to such stemwinders as Calvin Coolidge's' Remarks to the Akron Rotary and Brigham Young's Great Tirade Against the Evils of Dominoes.

    Archive 2005-01-30

  • According to one congressman, when he spoke it seemed as if “an angel was let down from heaven to illumine” his audience.28 Angels do not give stemwinders; they make a plain demonstration of what they wish to be done.

    America's First Dynasty

  • They parachute into Tea Party gatherings and spout stemwinders about taking an axe to government spending, but when they get back to Washington they do just the opposite

    Center for American Progress Action Fund

  • Accordingly, the stemwinders at the rally regularly evoked the state's progressive history and, most of all, the legacy of Ted Kennedy.

    Lead Stories from AOL

  • Accordingly, the stemwinders at the rally regularly evoked the state's progressive history and, most of all, the legacy of Ted Kennedy.

    Lead Stories from AOL

  • His profound passion for that body and its role and responsibilities was as evident behind closed doors as it was in the stemwinders he peppered with history.

    Horsetalk.co.nz Headlines

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