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advocate
used in Babbitt

9 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
to advocate
Definition
to recommend or publicly support someone or something
  • do you mean to say you advocate these strikes?
    Chapter 28 (59% in)
advocate = support
  • He advocated, though he did not practise, the prohibition of alcohol; he praised, though he did not obey, the laws against motor-speeding; he paid his debts; he contributed to the church, the Red Cross, and the Y. M. C. A.; he followed the custom of his clan and cheated only as it was sanctified by precedent; and he never descended to trickery—though, as he explained to Paul Riesling: "Course I don't mean to say that every ad I write is literally true or that I always believe...
    Chapter 4 (65% in)
  • That morning he had advocated lighter lunches and now he ordered nothing but English mutton chop, radishes, peas, deep-dish apple pie, a bit of cheese, and a pot of coffee with cream, adding, as he did invariably, "And uh—Oh, and you might give me an order of French fried potatoes."
    Chapter 5 (55% in)
  • And what do you advocate?
    Chapter 5 (86% in)
  • You're supposed to be a sensible, clean, responsible man; you always have been; but here lately, for God knows what reason, I hear from all sorts of sources that you're running around with a loose crowd, and what's a whole lot worse, you've actually been advocating and supporting some of the most dangerous elements in town, like this fellow Doane.
    Chapter 32 (30% in)
advocating = recommending or publicly supporting
There are no more uses of "advocate" flagged with this meaning in Babbitt.

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?  —4 uses
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  • I see by the Advocate that the Presbyterian General Assembly has voted to quit the Interchurch World Movement.
    Chapter 8 (9% in)
  • As Babbitt sank blissfully into a dim warm tide, the paper-carrier went by whistling, and the rolled-up Advocate thumped the front door.
    Chapter 1 (17% in)
  • Babbitt looked up irritably from the comic strips in the Evening Advocate.
    Chapter 6 (37% in)
  • For the Saturday edition of the Evening Advocate he wrote editorials on "The Manly Man's Religion" and "The Dollars and Sense Value of Christianity," which were printed in bold type surrounded by a wiggly border.
    Chapter 16 (18% in)

There are no more uses of "advocate" in Babbitt.

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