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strahy duhnt

  • s  conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
    strident demands
  • s  of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
  • s  being sharply insistent on being heard
    strident demands
  • s  unpleasantly loud and harsh

  • But that was in the midst of his re-election campaign, and since then his reaction to charges of police brutality has grown more strident.
  • Owing in large part to the Administration's ham-handed advance work, the strident conservative anger that erupted this summer over health-care reform has shifted from town halls to .
  • Her strident antinuke efforts, coming at the height of the cold war, were rarely appreciated by nato powers, and her tendency to blame vague bugbears like male aggression for the .
News & Articles

  • Anti-Abortion Advocates May Be Behind the Blind Chinese Activist's War on NYU
    The story of 41-year-old blind Chinese dissident and human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, currently a visiting scholar at NYU, took an all-too-familiar turn on Monday afternoon: According to the The Wall Street Journal, Chen has fallen in deep with a group of strident religious conservatives who have, among other things, persuaded him to speak out against NYU for imaginary slights — including ...
    June 17, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  • Mitch McConnell in International Herald Tribune
    There is no place for chicanery at a time of war,said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. "Even some of the president's most strident opponents know that. They know that the only vote that truly matters in a vote on...
  • Bill Clinton in Dallas Morning News
    Clinton called Republican Gov. Rick Perry one of the nation's "most strident, divisive political figures."
  • Martin Luther King in Daily Nation
    As Dr Martin Luther King Jr. said, "history will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamour of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people."

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