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My every meeting, movement, my every word, will be available to all my constituents and to the world.
Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
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constituent constituents
In grammar, "constituent" is used to reference a word, phrase, or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction.

Much more rarely, "a constituent body" has the power to write or amend a constitution.
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  • My every meeting, movement, my every word, will be available to all my constituents and to the world.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • He had been greeting friends and constituents for Eid at his hujra, just a mile from Imam Deri where Fazlullah’s headquarters had been, when the bomb went off.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Within this past year alone this Department has received no less than thirty-seven memoranda from Members of the House of Commons, all expressing the deep concern of their constituents that we ought to do something about the wolf.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • On the first Tuesday of October, Swaney would have a fresh chance to let his constituents know what sort of town Clarkston was becoming.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • The classification of the constituents of a chaos, nothing less is here essayed.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Its constituents are men and women and children of all ages, folks on the dodge from collection agencies, relationships gone sour, the law or the IRS, Ohio winters, the middle-class grind.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • When Alex’s clerk had told her the news about the World Trade Center, her first thought had not been for her constituents’only for Josie.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • His campaign manager had done the preliminary work, and Chalmers was now on his way to face his future constituents for the first time at an over publicized rally in San Francisco tomorrow night.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Ginger-nuts are so called because they contain ginger as one of their peculiar constituents, and the final flavoring one.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • He went on to say that by accelerating two particles in opposite directions around the tube and then colliding them, scientists could shatter the particles into their constituent parts and get a glimpse of nature’s most fundamental components.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • The culture of ascent was characterized by intense competition and undiluted machismo, but for the most part, its constituents were concerned with impressing only one another.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Spectrum analysis of the black powder points unmistakably to the presence of an unknown element with a brilliant group of three lines in the green, and it is possible that it combines with argon to form a compound which acts at once with deadly effect upon some constituent in the blood.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Finally, the deputies returned abashed to their constituents, pronouncing the matter too weighty to be handled, except by a council of the churches, if, indeed, it might not require a general synod.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • Even when he profits modestly for himself, his wife, and his kids, the disparities between his life and those of his constituents grow so wide that fingers point at him.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • He was otherwise an ingenious, sensible man, a pretty good writer, and a good governor for the people, tho’ not for his constituents, the proprietaries, whose instructions he sometimes disregarded.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • The bands of color reach so high, seem at times to separate into their constituent parts.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • But what we do know enables us to establish that the earliest Greek philosophers’ project concerned the question of a basic constituent substance and the changes in nature.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Then he addressed them: "And now, O priests, I take my leave of you; all the constituents of being are transitory; work out your salvation with diligence."
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • …start she would wake up again–wake up to the aquarium antics of the Tennis Champions, to the Super-Vox-Wurlitzeriana rendering of "Hug me till you drug me, honey," to the warm draught of verbena that came blowing through the ventilator above her head–would wake to these things, or rather to a dream of which these things, transformed and embellished by the soma in her blood, were the marvellous constituents, and smile once more her broken and discoloured smile of infantile contentment.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Young students try to believe in older authors, constituents try to believe in their Congressmen, countries try to believe in their statesmen, but they can’t.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Occasionally a member of Congress recruited his pocket by the sale of his constituents; and I was assured that public officers have often sold their country at very moderate prices.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • ’Will you do me the favour to present my compliments to the constituent body, and acquaint them with this circumstance?
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Little arduous as his professional duties were, he would have been convicted of frivolity by the whole Mingott clan if he had suggested asking for a holiday in mid-winter; and he accepted May’s departure with the resignation which he perceived would have to be one of the principal constituents of married life.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • What a strange sort of love, to be entirely free from that quality of selfishness which is frequently the chief constituent of the passion, and sometimes its only one!
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • The agreement was that voters would elect four hundred representatives to a constituent assembly, which wouldboth write a new constitution and serve as a parliament.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • For their very concept of the Senate, in contrast to the House, was of a body which would not be subject to constituent pressures.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • CHAPTER XI OUTSIDE THE BARRACKS—SNOW—A MEETING For dreariness nothing could surpass a prospect in the outskirts of a certain town and military station, many miles north of Weatherbury, at a later hour on this same snowy evening—if that may be called a prospect of which the chief constituent was darkness.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • …its secrecy in springs and latent humidity, revealed by rhabdomantic or hygrometric instruments and exemplified by the well by the hole in the wall at Ashtown gate, saturation of air, distillation of dew: the simplicity of its composition, two constituent parts of hydrogen with one constituent part of oxygen: its healing virtues: its buoyancy in the waters of the Dead Sea: its persevering penetrativeness in runnels, gullies, inadequate dams, leaks on shipboard: its properties for…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Besides, because of what the newspapers had said of her coming east to aid her son and the picture that she herself presented in her homely garb, it was assumed by most ministers that she was one of those erratic persons, not a constituent of any definite sect, or schooled theology, who tended by her very appearance to cast contempt on true and pure religion.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • All he had to do was buffalo his constituents into electing him.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • He had the virtues of the masses of his constituents: he had also their vices.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Everything, it seems, has slowed to its constituent elements.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • I was trying to recall what it was that the local town constituents considered an evening meal.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • John Kwang had taught him the words so that he could properly greet the large number of Korean constituents and visitors to our Flushing office.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Adams argued that the rule was an abomination upon the Constitutional rights of not only the members of the House, but also of their constituents.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Are not those independence enough for my beloved constituents?
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Ebola attacks connective tissue with particular ferocity; it multiplies in collagen, the chief constituent protein of the tissue that holds the organs together.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • The normal day was carefully organized and neatly divided into its constituent parts; one quickly fell in with the routine and learned to move with its turning gears.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Howe, a member of Parliament and a Whig, had earlier told his Nottingham constituents that if it came to war in America and he were offered a command, he would decline.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • An army, Eragon had learned, was a ravenous, insatiable beast that would soon die and separate into its constituent elements unless massive amounts of food were shoveled into its many thousands of stomachs upon a regular basis.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • As patriotic cheering [187] fills the house, he honors his constituents by standing at the edge of the box and bowing twice.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Origin of the first Union—Its weakness—Congress appeals to the constituent authority—Interval of two years between this appeal and the promulgation of the new Constitution.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • His only aspirations were to hold out at poker, at his club, to know the names of all the cocottes, to shake hands all round, to ply his rosy gullet with truffles and champagne, and to create uncomfortable eddies and obstructions among the constituent atoms of the American colony.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • If all these animals were kept in stalls or pens throughout the year and the manure carefully saved, the approximate value of the fertilizing constituents of the manure produced by each horse or mule annually would be $27, by each head of cattle $20, by each hog $8, and by each sheep $2.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • In all these cases, however, unanimity and the sanction of their constituents are requisite.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • They dissolved, as the saying goes, in laughter, they practically disappeared into their constituent elements, into atoms and molecules, a couple of girls in a gangster Packard, blown forward in time, and Klara stood on the roof sipping tepid wine and hearing people say, We need theater, and she knew she would tell this story to Miles and she also knew she could never again have a friend like Rochelle or a mother like her mother for that matter and she looked across ledges and parapets…
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "I see; to your domestics you are ’my lord,’ the journalists style you ’monsieur,’ while your constituents call you ’citizen.’
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • One day, in the presence of a witness whom we are not permitted to doubt, he rectified from memory the whole of the letter A in the alphabetical list of the Constituent Assembly.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "The manner," says he, "in which the governments of the States where slavery exists are to regulate it is for their own consideration, under the responsibility to their constituents, to the general laws of propriety, humanity, and justice, and to God.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • Farmer would write, "The most striking thing about move san disorder is the lurid extremity of its symbolism: two of the body’s most vital constituents, blood and milk, are turned to poisons.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
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