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  • n  a crate for packing soap
  • n  a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

  • At the fair's traditional soapbox, a must-hit event for all presidential hopefuls, Richardson predictably was asked about his stance on illegal immigration.
  • She manages to convince you (never sanctimoniously, never from a soapbox) that killing animals is needless and cruel and bad for the environment.
  • At conventions, Rotary meetings, congressional hearings, wherever he can find a platform or a soapbox.
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  • Racers brave rain to keep McKeesport’s Soapbox Derby tradition
    By Michael DiVittorio, McKeesport Daily News More than 100 people braved the wind and rain Sunday to keep the Greater Pittsburgh Soapbox Derby tradition alive in McKeesport. Eden Park Boulevard was ...
    June 17, 2013 - The Mckeesport Daily News
  • Second ain't so bad
    Marin Smith likes racing Soapbox Derby cars so much she wants to lose. Smith is one of 15 kids who will compete on Saturday in the 12th annual Clovis Soapbox Derby, sponsored by the Clovis Rotar...
    June 14, 2013 - Clovis News Journal
  • Racers ready for Sunday’s Soapbox Derby in McKeesport
    By Michael DiVittorio, McKeesport Daily News A tradition of soapbox derby races in McKeesport continues Sunday along Eden Park Boulevard. The annual Greater Pittsburgh Soapbox Derby starts at 9 a.m., and ...
    June 13, 2013 - The Mckeesport Daily News

  • Romeo Crennel in FOXNews
    Their politics are their politics as long as they don't interfere with the team,Crennel said. "That's my main concern, that they don't get on a soapbox here in the locker room and get it going back and forth about a particular candidate...
  • Robert Mulligan in International Herald Tribune
    The big danger in making a movie of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is in thinking of this as a chance to jump on the segregation-integration soapbox,Mulligan told The New York Times in 1961, while the planning for the film was in its early stages....
  • Darren Star in TIME
    Don't count on Hollywood (or the news media, for that matter) to condemn and denounce Will Ferrell and his partner, writer and director Adam McKay. And, don't expect any self-righteous liberals to get on their soapbox and say that they will never... Ted Baehr Aug 7, 2006 91908 150584 soapiest She has the soapiest personal story, combined with the potential to be the most powerful leader in the world," says Darren Star, former producer of Sex and the City. "The tension between the two is what's really interesting to me. Women's...

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