- In even earlier times, politicians - even party leaders - used to address open public meetings in their election campaigns, not just carefully screened, ticket-only claques.
- How on earth could we have put this scheming, mendacious little man and his miserable claque back in office for another three years?
- If you wrap your derision in the flag, you'll always have a claque of bootlickers eager to excuse whatever you do.
- Still, with a sycophantic media claque in close support, his is the dominant voice in public discourse.
- He got clapped and cheered by the audience, or at least by the noisy loyalist claque who are dotted about the hall.
- And let us not forget the chilling spectacle of that State of the Union address, with the claque and brass popping up with applause at every stumbling word like so many automatons at a court masque for their Sun King.