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Definition active support of an idea or cause — especially verbal support
  • 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
  • advocacy = active support of an idea or cause
  • 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
  • advocacy = active support of an idea or cause
  • Her advocacy did not make Amelia angry any more than Rebecca's admiration of him.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • 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
  • Priests openly involved in civil rights advocacy were menaced with rumors that they were immorally involved with women.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • That "uncritical advocacy of freedom from all discipline" sounded a lot like Professor Appleman.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • They carried me forward with their noise and the power of their advocacy.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The twelve members of the commission were lawyers, policemen, executive directors of victim's advocacy organizations.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • In the advocacy of sea defenses he stood second to none.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • 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
  • 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
  • '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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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