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Spellbinders

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Orators who hold their audience spellbound. The word came into use in America in the presidential election of 1888.

“The Hon. Daniel Dougherty says: ‘The proudest day of his life was when he beheld his name among the “spell-binders” who held the audience in rapture with their eloquence.ʹ”—Liberty Review, July 7th, 1894, p. 13.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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