The contest is now a choice, a word Obama and other speakers repeated constantly.
When I arrived, around 5:00 pm, the room was thick with cigarette smoke and country rock music blared over the speakers.
Minneapolis has a six-hour 4/20 event sponsored by NORML, featuring six bands and four speakers.
None of the other speakers, however, demonstrated the sheer rage of conspiracy theorist and syndicated radio host Alex Jones.
As speakers droned on from the podium doing the preliminary parliamentary business of the convention, a game show process began.
Then abruptly they failed, as if the night, wearied with their importunity, had fallen upon the speakers and choked them.
The voices had become louder, or rather the speakers had approached nearer.
She studied the geography of the State, and the railroads, and mapped out all the meetings for its twelve speakers.
A large waggon constituted the platform on which the speakers stood.
The speakers' stand was hung with flags and decorated with flowers and evergreens.
c.1300, "one who speaks," agent noun from speak (v.). First applied to "person who presides over an assembly" c.1400, from Anglo-French (late 14c.). In reference to the English Parliament, Sir Thomas de Hungerford apparently was the first.