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Examples of bully pulpit in a Sentence
She uses her position as a famous actress as a bully pulpit.
Recent Examples of bully pulpit from the Web
And the region’s most prominent critical voice will soon lose his bully pulpit.
Gottlieb also is beloved for using his bully pulpit to highlight some uncomfortable facts about pharmacy benefit managers and their penchant for keeping a fair portion of the discounts and rebates that are offered up by the manufacturers.
Now, other mayors with Sarno’s convictions might be content to just use their bully pulpit to make their feelings known, but not Sarno.
Trump uses his bully pulpit to bully those standing in his way And that’s maybe the best way to view Trump’s OTHER tweets over the last few days – aimed at Amazon (and the Washington Post) and other news organizations.
Maybe President Trump could use his bully pulpit to press Congress for postal reforms.
The ministry spokesperson maintains a robust and combative presence on Facebook, often using the social-media platform as a bully pulpit for the Russian government.
Beyond Trump's use of his bully pulpit to attack Amazon, the White House has indicated that there are no plans to take action against the company.
Beyond Trump’s use of his bully pulpit to single out Amazon, the White House has indicated there are no plans to take action against the behemoth.
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Bully vs bully pulpit
Bully pulpit comes from the 26th U.S. President, Theodore Roosevelt, who observed that the White House was a bully pulpit. For Roosevelt, bully was an adjective meaning "excellent" or "first-rate"—not the noun bully ("a blustering, browbeating person") that's so common today.
BULLY PULPIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bully pulpit for English Language Learners
: an important public position that allows a person to express beliefs and opinions to many people
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