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She is a member of several anti-poverty advocacy groups.
  active support of an idea or cause — especially verbal support
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Strongly Associated with:   advocate, advocate
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  • She is a member of several anti-poverty advocacy groups.
  • As part of our advocacy work with the Malala Fund, we went to the White House to meet Barack Obama.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Today, dozens of legal organizations hand out awards in the fictional lawyer’s name to celebrate the model of advocacy described in Lee’s novel.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • They read her relentless advocacy for her players as haughtiness, and a lack of appreciation for what the YMCA had provided the Fugees: use of its bus, as well as financial and logistical support.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • That "uncritical advocacy of freedom from all discipline" sounded a lot like Professor Appleman.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • The twelve members of the commission were lawyers, policemen, executive directors of victim’s advocacy organizations.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Priests openly involved in civil rights advocacy were menaced with rumors that they were immorally involved with women.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Their ancient voices, tinged with a centuries-old advocacy of faith and duty, sounded like calls to action.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He was also able to forgive, or overlook, the shortcomings of his literary heroes: Jack London was a notorious drunk; Tolstoy, despite his famous advocacy of celibacy, had been an enthusiastic sexual adventurer as young man and went on to father at least thirteen children, some of whom were conceived at the same time the censorious count was thundering in print against the evils of sex.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Her advocacy did not make Amelia angry any more than Rebecca’s admiration of him.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair

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  • It had been preceded by an equal zeal for socialism, which had in turn replaced an energetic advocacy of Christian Science.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • He asked that the child’s stubborn heart be softened and that the sin of disobedience be forgiven him also, through the advocacy of the man whom he had flouted and disobeyed, requesting that Almighty be as magnanimous as himself, and by and through and because of conscious grace.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Others demonstrated courage through their acceptance of compromise, through their advocacy of conciliation, through their willingness to replace conflict with co-operation.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Smuggled-out information that we were on a hunger strike would elicit newspaper stories, which in turn would generate pressure from advocacy groups.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • …brethren, make out clearly that though they have punished you for your faults, the punishments you are about to endure do not give you much pleasure, and that you go to them very much against the grain and against your will, and that perhaps this one’s want of courage under torture, that one’s want of money, the other’s want of advocacy, and lastly the perverted judgment of the judge may have been the cause of your ruin and of your failure to obtain the justice you had on your side.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • As you may possibly know, my husband is prominent in Congregational circles all through the state for his advocacy of church-union.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • ’I am much obliged to you for your kind advocacy of my cause when it most needed an advocate,’ said the young man, laughing, and drawing a card from his pocket.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • A rift had opened between them after the trial when Cyril had not joined in his procession; those advocacies of the girl had increased it; then came the post-cards from Venice, so cold, so unfriendly that all agreed that something was wrong; and finally, after a silence, the expected letter from Hampstead.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • This group, which counts StigmaBuster Stella March as one of its pioneers, has become the largest advocacy and support group in the nation, and many of its members campaign to relax laws that make it difficult to forcibly treat someone who’s mentally ill.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • They carried me forward with their noise and the power of their advocacy.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The duteous merciful constancy of his wife had delivered him from one dread, but it could not hinder her presence from being still a tribunal before which he shrank from confession and desired advocacy.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • In the advocacy of sea defenses he stood second to none.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Her interest in advocacy began with a leaflet on global activism handed to her outside a subway station.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • The letter writers were mobilized by Equality Now, an advocacy organization based in New York that tackles abuses of women around the world.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • His advocacy of /deef/ for /deaf/ had popular support while he lived, and he dredged up authority for it out of Chaucer and Sir William Temple, but the present pronunciation gradually prevailed, though /deef/ remains familiar in the common speech.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • An older woman from a victim’s advocacy group blinked.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The International Women’s Health Coalition, based in New York, is best known for advocacy, but it also awards grants to small organizations around the globe that support women.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Logan Rourke-her trial advocacy professor; her old lover; her daughter’s father-headed into the building and closed the door.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Developing the trust of clients is not only necessary to manage the complexities of the litigation and deal with the stress of a potential execution; it’s also key to effective advocacy.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • It had started innocently enough-Logan Rourke, her trial advocacy professor, calling her into his office to tell her that she commanded the courtroom with competence; Logan saying that no juror would be able to take his eyes off her-and that neither could he.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Action had been his metier, advocacy his strength, and the vice presidency offered opportunity for neither.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Millions of state and federal dollars were authorized to create advocacy groups for crime victims in each state.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Following my first McMillian argument, we had filed almost two dozen death penalty appeals, and the court was starting to respond to our advocacy.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I was often embarrassed by how much Bo preferred me to my teammates, but I also needed his gende and uncritical advocacy of me—I would always need people like Bo in my life.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The article led to a global advocacy movement on behalf of maternal health, and it coincided with Allan’s appointment as dean of Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Though I will always be a visitor to Charleston, I will always reThe Lords of Discipline / main one with a passionate belief that it is the most beautiful city in America and that to walk the old section of the city at night is to step into the bloodstream of a history extravagantly lived by a people born to a fierce and unshakable advocacy of their past.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Advocacy groups like the International Women’s Health Coalition fought heroically for evidence-based policies on sexual health, and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney battled tenaciously for UNFPA programs, but the White House wasn’t listening.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Camfed alumni have also formed a social network, trading ideas and engaging in public advocacy on behalf of women’s rights.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • This kind of citizen advocacy is essential to create change.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • A few months after that, in October 2011, my father told me he had received an email informing him I was one of five nominees for the international peace prize of KidsRights, a children’s advocacy group based in Amsterdam.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • And it is well that the teacher should study something of it, partly because of its suggestive-ness in many parts of his work, and partly to be on guard against the exaggerated statements of extremists, and the uncritical advocacy of freedom from all discipline, based upon them.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • With the glow-worm lights of country places, how could men see which were their own thoughts in the confusion of a Tory Ministry passing Liberal measures, of Tory nobles and electors being anxious to return Liberals rather than friends of the recreant Ministers, and of outcries for remedies which seemed to have a mysteriously remote bearing on private interest, and were made suspicious by the advocacy of disagreeable neighbors?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • CECILIA MUĂ’OZ is vice president of the Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation at the National Council of La Raza.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
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Associated words [difficulty]:   advocacy [5] , advocate [1] , advocate [2] , advocate [1]
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