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Definition a part of something

generally used in the specific sense of someone who is represented by another — especially a voter represented by a politician
  • The bands of color reach so high, seem at times to separate into their constituent parts.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • 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
  • 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
  • As patriotic cheering 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
  • 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
  • Oh, and a detail I almost forgot-he's a Social Revolutionary and was elected regional deputy to the Constituent Assembly.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • 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
  • "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
  • My every meeting, movement, my every word, will be available to all my constituents and to the world.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • 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
  • All he had to do was buffalo his constituents into electing him.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • 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
  • 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
  • The classification of the constituents of a chaos, nothing less is here essayed.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • 'Will you do me the favour to present my compliments to the constituent body, and acquaint them with this circumstance?
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • I was trying to recall what it was that the local town constituents considered an evening meal.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • In all these cases, however, unanimity and the sanction of their constituents are requisite.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Are not those independence enough for my beloved constituents?
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • 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

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