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  • n  someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
  • n  someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
  • n  one who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)
  • v  advertize in strongly positive terms
    This product was touted as a revolutionary invention
  • v  show off

  • The drug that was touted to hold immense promise for people suffering from cancer, turned out to be a dud..
  • I am, however, convinced of the absolute necessity of studying commercials to understand any era; it's what they show, what they don't, what they assume, what they tout as new.
  • The slipperiest slope is the one that begins, "Tout comprendre, c'est tout pardonner.
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  • Edward Markey in CBS News
    My differences with him are not personal; they are with the policies he has proposed in this campaign. Because while John McCain can legitimately tout moments of independence from his party in the past, such independence has not been the hallmark... Barack Obama Washington Post Jun 4, 2008 101129 134203 tout Rep. Ed Markey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce environment subcommittee, said the plans cite identical response capabilities and tout identical ineffective equipment."
  • President Bush in Los Angeles Times
    Bush added: "The merger also gave Al Qaeda's senior leadership, quote, 'a foothold in Iraq' to extend its geographic presence, to plot external operations and to tout the centrality of the jihad in Iraq to solicit direct monetary support elsewhere....

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