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One that supports a cause, especially vehemently.

drum′beat′ing n.


a person who strongly supports a cause publicly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drumbeater - a fervent and even militant proponent of something
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
bigot - a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
doctrinaire, dogmatist - a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
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AC couldn't even be subtle about the 'charm offensive' and pointedly told Naive Drumbeater that PS was simplicity personified.
As a result one of eunuchs identified as Sana and drumbeater Ibrahim were killed on the spot while Mukhtiar, Rafiq and Qamar were injured.
Thus when the drumbeater, the bandwallah, the eunuchs, the ghodiwallah demanded money at every step, the message was clear.
Over the past two years, Friedman has also served as Americans Elect's loudest and most influential drumbeater.
Local permit-holder Bernard Scriven sent out his first winner for over five years when Drumbeater, partnered by Mark Quinlan, stayed on strongly to thwart Jewellery in the 3m1/2f handicap hurdle.
Since her star-making turn in Titanic 13 years ago, Kate has always gone to great pains to distance herself from other actresses, even going so far as to call herself "a very vocal drumbeater for normal women".
Provided he's none the worse for that tumble and with the stable flying Drumbeater should give a real good account of himself.
And Channel 4's coverage - seven live races in all - also extends to Kempton Park, where the inform Philip Hobbs can hit the target with DRUMBEATER in the Betfredcasino Hurdle(2.
Tell someone you love them, and those drumbeater parts are instinctively engaged.
Drumbeater, successful in four of his last five starts, has to be respected off his low weight, but only scraped home at Chepstow last time and may be found out in this higher grade.
Drumbeater continued his progress with a four-length verdict over Miss Russell's Caesar's Palace under Richard Johnson in the jmc.
Drumbeater continued his progress with an easy victory under Richard Johnson in the jmc.