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debate

Politics
1. a formal discussion, as in a legislative body, in which opposing arguments are put forward
2. the formal presentation and opposition of a specific motion, followed by a vote
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RQ5: When a debater is faced with nonverbal disparagement by an opponent during a televised political debate, does the effect of the debater's response on audience perceptions of the debater's appropriateness and effectiveness depend on audience members' level of trait verbal aggressiveness?
gathered the most votes - 18 million of them - was a great debater and a great campaigner," Fiorina said.
City public schools, where he had once been a star debater at the elite Stuyvesant High School.
Kyl explained that good lawyers can defend either side, and that as a college debater he: was taught to argue opposite positions.
I was not asked to evaluate the presidential debate as a student, a political analyst, or an affiliate of either party, but as a debater, focusing to some extent on the arguments, but more on delivery and presentation.
But for the rest of us such an exchange would have been a loss, for someone has to undertake major public buildings of this kind, and it is hard to think of a more appropriate architect than this doughty debater of architectural issues and Professor Emeritus at Cambridge.
Showalter is a ferocious debater who likes to take extreme positions.
Even as a student debater Malcolm MacDonald saw more wisely than the Foreign Office in Fiji, where he agreed with the Chiefs' desire that Indian immigration be stopped lest this alien people outbreed Fijians and take over their country in the name of democracy: something they almost did.
As a former student debater myself, I am delighted that the Great Debate is giving young people in Pakistan a chance to talk about the big issues that matter for the future of this country: prosperity, democracy and peace," said Acting British High Commissioner Richard Crowder.
The young debater thinks debating and engineering have a very close-knit relationship, especially if the objective is to rapidly progress in one's career.