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1. A loud noise or outcry; a hubbub. See Synonyms at noise.
2. A vehement expression of discontent or protest: a clamor in the press for pollution control.
v. clam·ored, clam·or·ing, clam·ors
1. To make a loud sustained noise or outcry.
2. To make insistent demands or complaints: clamored for tax reforms.
1. To exclaim insistently and noisily: The representatives clamored their disapproval.
2. To influence or force by clamoring: clamored the mayor into resigning.

[Middle English clamour, from Old French, from Latin clāmor, shout, from clāmāre, to cry out; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

clam′or·er n.
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Colonel Van Gilbert quite forgot that he was presiding, and that in courtesy he should permit the other clamorers to speak.
But more than anything, I marched to be counted and identified as one of the multitude of bosses to turn up and build a critical mass of clamorers for some bad guys to be put behind bars.
The apparent discrepancy here between the "ideal" with which the clamorers would have themselves be associated and the shortcomings they obviously recognize in themselves makes a curious statement about the perpetuation and degradation of societal behaviors and ethics.