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 (prō-klām′, prə-)
tr.v. pro·claimed, pro·claim·ing, pro·claims
1. To announce officially and publicly; declare: proclaim a general amnesty for political prisoners; proclaim the suspect to be guilty. See Synonyms at announce.
2. To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm: proclaim one's opposition to an idea.
3. To indicate conspicuously; make plain: "A painted longbow jutting over his shoulder proclaimed his profession" (Arthur Conan Doyle).

[Middle English proclamen, proclaimen (influenced by claimen, to claim), from Old French proclamer, from Latin prōclāmāre : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + clāmāre, to cry out; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·claim′er n.
pro·clam′a·to′ry (prō-klăm′ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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And when he hastily looked around and stood up, behold, there stood the soothsayer beside him, the same whom he had once given to eat and drink at his table, the proclaimer of the great weariness, who taught: "All is alike, nothing is worth while, the world is without meaning, knowledge strangleth." But his face had changed since then; and when Zarathustra looked into his eyes, his heart was startled once more: so much evil announcement and ashy-grey lightnings passed over that countenance.
Now had the great Proclaimer, with a voice More awful than the sound of trumpet, cried Repentance, and Heaven's kingdom nigh at hand To all baptized.
Among other feats, The Proclaimer's songs, provided the inspiration to an enormously successful, acclaimed, award-winning musical, "Sunshine On Leith", put together by the Dundee Rep Theatre.
We've turned the Voice from the Valleys into a born-again Proclaimer - because the Reid brothers have revealed that without Tom they would never have picked up their guitars and sent us a Letter from America.
Fresh from performing with twin brother and fellow Proclaimer Craig in Moscow, he's turning his attention to Bryn Terfel's Faenol Festival - and the Celtic bands' Tan y Ddraig night in particular - on Monday, August 28.
Proclaimer Craig Reid said: "Hopefully the politicians will realise something needs to be done."
Famous faces in the crowd, Matt Lucas, Proclaimer Craig, and David Tennant, got huge cheers too.
Long before they were famous, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid - aka The Proclaimers - regularly played gigs in the upstairs bar of the Market Bar in Inverness.
LEGENDARY Scottish duo The Proclaimers will headline Sunday's family day at this year's Mouth of the Tyne festival.
The ingrained image of The Proclaimers as two shouty, strongly accented blokes with glasses and a guitar is a far cry from The Proclaimers the band, that rocked the Albert Halls on Friday night.

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