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The president nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission.
  propose that someone be offered a position, be a candidate, or receive an honor
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nominated nomination nominate nominating nominator nominates
Strongly Associated with:   nominee
Often, nomination is just the first step. Multiple people may be nominated for a single position or honor with a winner selected by vote. Or a single nominee may require approval of a group before the offer is official.
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  • The president nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission.
  • Mrs. Morrow’ll keep thinking of him now as this very shy, modest guy that wouldn’t let us nominate him for president.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • Howard, the year Al Smith was nominated, your father came to me and...
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • We want nominated officials, and we want to end the castes.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One

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  • One of our previously recorded but never released songs had been put on the sound track for the movie Hello, Killer and was nominated for Best Song.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • I’ve even been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, the youngest person ever.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • If I lived, I might have to nominate Meg McCaffrey for Best Sacrifice at the next Demi Awards.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • You don’t hear Eisenhower saying nominate me for president, and I’ll stop these crashes tomorrow.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Chairman, in light of the boy’s performance last night at the Sweet Pea, I nominate the name Waterworks Willie."
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  Bud, Not Buddy
  • "But as they say at the Oscars, it’s an honor to be nominated."
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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  • Yu Jian, the chairman of our class, was the first one nominated.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • You were nominated.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • But then he began to change his tune, especially after Clement L. Vallandigham was nominated for governor of Ohio on an antiwar platform, which "fell like a thunderbolt on this regiment," reported Welton.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • She and a few other girls were honorary leaders of our sad, mismatched group, nominated mostly because they hit certain bodily milestones before the rest of us, and could explain what was happening to us without laughing in our faces.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • I nominate you.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • She stands with her arms crossed, and does not seem to react at all to my nomination.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • A ruling group is a ruling group so long as it can nominate its successors.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I nominate this shank to replace me as Keeper of the Runners.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Almond, who had died at twenty-one, was nominated for a posthumous medal for bravery.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Was it to nominate some high official—a governor or member of Congress?
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • I nominated him and was the Rhetor.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Already it was clear that, of the three of us, she was first in line for the Oscar nomination.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • "Any seconds to…" Hilly looks down at the podium, like she can’t quite remember who’s been nominated.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • On the other hand, if someone was to be nominated … Still no one stepped forward, but a voice stooped out and ambled toward the sergeant.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Teachers were asked to nominate the brightest students in their classes.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • He still led his evening practice sessions, and now they were attended by an elite group of soldiers nominated by their commanders, though any Launchy who wanted to could still come.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • "I nominate Andy for captain," someone shouted.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • There had come to Scully a proposition to nominate a certain rich brewer who lived upon a swell boulevard that skirted the district, and who coveted the big badge and the "honorable" of an alderman.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I went through every major screening test on both my heads—all the tests I had to go through under Government medical officers before my nomination for presidency could be properly ratified.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Why would they nominate me for homecoming court?
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • Then he became alarmed, and dared not stay any longer at Nimes, so he solicited a change of residence, and, as he was in reality very influential, he was nominated to Versailles.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • And the director had nominated an art teacher to help them find a mythical fraternity of Satanists.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The graying middle-aged nurse who doesn’t attend to the patients but sits by and monitors the computers and phones, gives a little nod and stands up as if accepting a nomination.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • What imports the nomination of this gentleman?
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • ’Is anyone going to come to your Executive Council hearing and oppose your nomination?’ the governor asked.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I spoke just hours before Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president and forty-five years to the day after Dr. Martin Luther King’s "I have a dream" speech.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • If Nasuada were a Surdan general-which would be peculiar indeed, I admit-you would not hesitate to nominate her for the post.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • So he nominated Derby, praising him for his maturity and long experience in dealing with people.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • He also made a video of one of his songs, which was nominated for an award on VH-1.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • You’re nominated, Mack, you’re just the stud to handle the job.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Na-: a prefix meaning "nominated" or "next in line."
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Go with me to a notary, seal me there Your single bond; and, in a merry sport, If you repay me not on such a day, In such a place, such sum or sums as are Express’d in the condition, let the forfeit Be nominated for an equal pound Of your fair flesh, to be cut off and taken In what part of your body pleaseth me.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • I was among fifteen *girls nominated to walk out for inspection by the assembled student body on voting day.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • The King and Queen would be voted in by those attending the prom, but blank nomination ballots had been circulated to home rooms almost a month earlier.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Can you nominate in order now the degrees of the lie?
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • And every morning the druggist rushed for the paper to see if his nomination were in it.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Very well; I see you got that nomination for alderman.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • With the prize in hand, he realized his single-minded drive came across as aloof cockiness; his painful martyrdom suddenly looked like self-nomination for sainthood.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The paper publishes my endorsement of Callahan for the Senate nomination.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • I dont subscribe to its nomination.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
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