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Monroe, ever the astute showman, kept pushing the boundaries of Memphis social propriety, frequenting the city's bluesy Beale Street, a center of African-American business and nightlife.
In his past life as a litigious businessman-cum-showman, NDAs proved useful.
Known as pop’s consummate showman, Timberlake will probably play piano, pick up a guitar, break out the beatboxing — but if the large-scale event is anything like his Super Bowl halftime show, the set may be a fragile as a deck of cards.
For Trump the showman, the episode illustrated his skill at improvisation.
One is white, one black; both are brilliant showmen and raconteurs; both are certainly geniuses in their own minds, but probably to the rest of us, too (if not in fact, then in effect).
Arenas called it, alright, from one showman to another.
Rhett himself is a fine showman, adept at engaging a crowd without going too hammy.
As a showman himself, Trump surely appreciated the spectacle – and our sterling performances.
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Definition of showman for English Language Learners
: a person who is good at entertaining people
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