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Definition an advocate — someone who argues for an idea or action
  • The proponents of the bill started a letter campaign.
  • Proponents of the ICC [International Criminal Court] refuse to concede that the Court poses any problems for the United States.
    John R. Bolton  --  American Justice and the International Criminal Court  --,filter.all/pub_detail.asp (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • Tell Lena what happened to her father, since you are such a proponent of the truth.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Russell Pearce was an outspoken proponent of the new measure.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Self-professed proponent of the 4 Fs: find 'em, feel 'em, fug 'em, and forget 'em.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • But a very small percentage of the anti-slavery proponents went further.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Since Oscar was not a proponent of brevity, he described in intricate detail how Moolak caught what seemed to be a few million salmon.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • My husband and I were—are—proponents of the population adjustment theory.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • He is a proponent of string theory, which attempts to unify all the forces of nature into a single framework.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Number the people of Caer-Dineval, ever proponents of the united efforts of Ten-Towns, among the army that shall repel the horde!
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Dad is always a proponent of a good indulgent sulk.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • This was mostly because he didn't believe in grades or criticism, and was a strong proponent of coed massage as a way of getting in touch with your artistic spirit.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • With a top cruising speed of 480 miles per hour, the Comet is 50% faster than propeller aircraft such as the DC-6, and its proponents say it provides smoother and quieter travel.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • The proponents of hunger strikes argued that it was a traditionally accepted form of protest that had been waged all over the world by such prominent leaders as Mahatma Gandhi.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • In the 1970s, the famed Tyrolean alpinist Reinhold Messner emerged as the leading proponent of gasless climbing, declaring that he would ascend Everest "by fair means" or not at all.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The Circle still clamored for the Mortal Cup, but since the death of his father, Valentine had become an outspoken proponent of war against all Downworlders, not just those who broke the Accords.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • "I had no idea you were such a proponent of free will," said Jace, and the way he said it, his voice heavy with sarcasm, did more to reassure Clary that he was himself again than anything else would have.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • As one of the principal authors, along with Madison, of the Federalist Papers, Hamilton ranked as a leading proponent of a strong central government, and his name was commonly linked with that of Madison, with whom he remained on friendly terms.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The proponents of advertising in the schools argue that it is necessary to prevent further cutbacks; opponents contend that schoolchildren are becoming a captive audience for marketers, compelled by law to attend school and then forced to look at ads as a means of paying for their own education.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • As the lawyer for the proponent, he got the last word, but he wisely declined.
    John Grisham  --  Sycamore Row

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