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clamant (KLAY-mant, KLAM-uhnt) adjective

1. Clamorous; loud.

2. Demanding attention; pressing.

[Latin clamans, clamant-, present participle of clamare, to cry out.]

"The only national political figure who speaks in the isolationist accent of Middle America is the Republican Patrick J Buchanan, who has denounced the war as imperialistic and called for a withdrawal of all US troops from Europe. Mr Buchanan has been the most clamant anti-war voice of the 1990s .... Bill Kauffman, The Americans who won't be celebrating Nato's 50th, Independent on Sunday, 25 Apr 1999.

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