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  • n. Plural form of torchbearer.


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  • On the heels of the torchbearers was the emissary herself, borne on a bier made of real wood.


  • The irony is that this Facebook group and all of Facebook is currently blocked, yet the group says this, "While Google holds a record on internet filtering and blocking of contents questioning the US Department of State policies, the so-called torchbearers of" freedom of speech "(whatever that means to them) have been so bold to accuse China of censorship." full story »

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  • More than 600 Aboriginal people are also playing important roles in the relay, such as torchbearers and honorary elder fire keepers.

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  • Dubbed "torchbearers," they are repeatedly exposed to (and thus supportive of) branded messaging.

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  • I'll take it, but it's sad. followed by the melodious voices of Obama's young female "torchbearers" (I kid you not ... it's kosher) as angelic presences waft us to a higher plane of consciousness ...


  • Many members of this movement have altogether abandoned their roles as torchbearers of the Avant-garde, rebels against minimalism, conceptualism, and pure-abstraction, while others have simply assumed alternate careers, most notably Schnabel whose success as a filmmaker is quite remarkable.

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  • Â The question now becomes, who will pick up the torch from the interim torchbearers, and which former Global Guardian will end up on the new roster?

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  • But they are bred on a longstanding tradition of garage rock; their music cites the unsung heroes (The Standells, The Count Five) as frequently as it does the torchbearers (The Sex Pistols, The Velvet Underground).

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  • By David Malitz Well, of course Titus Andronicus, new torchbearers of indie earnestness and ethics, would eschew a typical rock club and have its D.C. show take place at St. Stephen's Church and serve as a benefit for Positive Force, longtime charity-of-choice for Dischord Records.

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  • Mark Baker/Associated Press Metal columns rose from the floor of the stadium to help the torchbearers.

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