- But underneath all the clamor and the noise, a single heart beats.
- The noise had reached a clamour, and the smoke was making their eyes water.
- With each passing moment, as the horizon became a little brighter, the clamor became louder, until all the knights of the camp were up and about, making ready for their departure.
- ‘The clamour for early interest rate increases is unjustified and potentially dangerous, particularly for manufacturing,’ he said.
- Many locals also work with the international agencies, and are well off by past standards, although the clamour for more jobs in an economy with high unemployment is intense.
- In view of the clamour for more public spending, especially on health, transport and education, the Chancellor is seen as more likely to choose to boost public expenditure than cut taxes.
- The problem with responding to every group that clamours loudly is that in election year everyone starts to clamour.
- Who are the mysterious prisoners that clamour insistently at the edges of otherwise benign dreams?
- It was babbling loudly, clamoring to tell her about every fish swimming in its depths and about any animal that happened to drink its water.
- Then there's the influence of the incinerator lobby, who are clamouring for an increase in waste burning.
- Meanwhile, foreign investors are clamoring to get a piece of the newest meat on the market.
- Several Seahawks fans have been clamoring for a new nickname for the up-and-coming defense.
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin clamor, from clamare 'cry out'.
claim from [Middle English]:
Latin clamare ‘to call out’ is the base of English claim. It also gives us acclaim (early 17th century) from ad- ‘to’ and clamare ‘to shout’, and reclaim (Middle English). This was first used as a falconry term in the sense ‘recall’. The sense ‘make land suitable for cultivation’ is recorded from the mid 18th century. Clamour (Late Middle English) comes from the same source.
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