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And here the demagogue arose and bade her shirk no issue, even the red flag.

The contemptible beast was inspired, as a politician is, a demagogue.

The constituency of the grog seller is the ready made tool of the demagogue.

No one would have the United States play the role of a bully, or enact the demagogue.

Like any other demagogue, he gains attention by his blusterings.

His merits as a demagogue and political writer are undeniable.

And you are a demagogue, and a demigod, and a Jew, and a Mephisto!

Genêt, the French demagogue, was sowing sedition everywhere.

He is a demagogue, stirring up the wild-beast passions of the people.

Are you doing this out of love for this—this man, this demagogue?

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Greek demagogos "popular leader," also "leader of the mob," from demos "people" (see demotic) + agogos "leader," from agein "to lead" (see act (n.)). Often a term of disparagement since the time of its first use, in Athens, 5c. B.C.E. Form perhaps influenced by French demagogue (mid-14c.).

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