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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
This is always true for the party out of power, forced to reckon with its ideological cleavages, personality conflicts, and the lack of a singular leader who can compete head-to-head with the bully pulpit of a president.
Instead, the league has managed to get its entire workforce mocked and disrespected in front of the country, with no sign that the criticism from the presidential bully pulpit will stop any time soon.
Now, supporters of the House measure are hoping Trump will use his bully pulpit to nudge Senate opponents to the negotiating table.
Yes, Scalia gleefully uses his bully pulpit on the Supreme Court to launch myriad fiery verbal assaults on liberal causes and any justices who support them.
In a speech Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar warned that in addition to policy levers the administration plans to use, President Donald Trump may use the bully pulpit.
Despite the availability of the governor’s bully pulpit, Cuomo does not appear invincible.
Throughout the modern presidency there has been an unspoken, and generally observed, awareness of the impropriety of criticizing a private sector company from the bully pulpit of the Oval Office.
And the region’s most prominent critical voice will soon lose his bully pulpit.
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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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