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debate

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  • n  a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
  • n  the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
  • v  argue with one another
    We debated the question of abortion
    John debated Mary
  • v  think about carefully; weigh
  • v  discuss the pros and cons of an issue
  • v  have an argument about something

  • More guns, less crime? A debate.
  • The debate over stem cell research has raised many questions across the nation.
  • The first presidential debate was strong, with both candidates exhibited strength, but Joe Klein argues that McCain played small ball, while Obama defined a philosophy.
News & Articles

  • Debate over new baseball stadium continues
    The debate over where to build a new, $50 million baseball stadium in Richmond continues, and it may continue all the way to November if one City Council member gets his wish.
    June 24, 2013 - NBC 12 Richmond
  • Emotional abortion debate continues in Texas Legislature
    Emotional abortion debate continues in Texas Legislature Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:05 pm, Sunday, June 23, 2013 AUSTIN - Emotional debate stretched late into the night Sunday on a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks and impose tighter regulations on the ...
    June 24, 2013 - Houston Chronicle
  • Emotional abortion debate continues in Legislature
    Emotional abortion debate continues in Legislature Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:16 pm, Sunday, June 23, 2013 AUSTIN - The Texas House began debating a bill Sunday night to ban abortion at 20 weeks and impose tighter regulations on the procedure, with Republicans ...
    June 24, 2013 - Houston Chronicle
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in Opelousas Daily World
    I welcome debate among my team,said President Obama, "but I won't tolerate division."
  • President Bush in Reuters
    There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions. But there can be little debate about the results,Bush said in the prepared remarks. "America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil."
  • Patrick Leahy in Washington Post
    The decisions made at the nation's highest court affect the daily lives of all Americans,Leahy said. "Our constituents deserve a civil and thoughtful debate on this nomination, followed by an up-or-down vote."

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