Lubetsky explained that students who found Cruz combative may have simply been seeing what made Cruz so successful as a debater.
The debater, thinker, charmer, weaver of luminous sentences, though impressive in their own right, strike me as peripheral.
My own admiration of Thiers extends only to his skill as a debater and his marvellous intellectual vitality.
Johnnie is just beginning to be noted at their meetings as a debater of some importance.
He becomes a chairman, an investigator, a committee man, and a debater.
The readiness with which he has adopted the air of a debater, shows the man of genius.
It was, indeed, impossible to listen to his conversation without seeing that he was born a debater.
As a debater, where close reasoning was essential, he was an acknowledged leader.
He is an able debater, having few superiors as an extemporaneous speaker.
He was great as financier and as debater, and he was a liberal patron of literature.
early 14c., "a quarrel, dispute, disagreement," from Old French debat; see debate (v.). Sense of "a formal dispute, a debating contest" is perhaps from early 15c.