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Proponent Definition

  • a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    synonyms:advocator, advocate, exponent

Sentence Examples

William Dewey was one of its most enthusiastic proponents.

[From The Story of the Rome, Watertown, and Ogdensburg Railroad by Hungerford, Edward]

To Washington, therefore, hurried the proponents of every reform.

[From The United States Since the Civil War by Lingley, Charles Ramsdell]

There is some good news for the proponents of database protection.

[From The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind by Boyle, James]

The original proponent of the university theory pointed these out as just what might be found in classrooms.

[From Omnilingual by Freas, Kelly]

Today he is generally recognized as the foremost proponent of what might be called the nonfiction short story.

[From 100 New Yorkers of the 1970s by Millard, Max]

The proponents of this measure agree that it is not a conservation measure, but that it is an out-and-out attempt to declare the country "dry."

[From Woodrow Wilson as I Know Him by Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick)]

The proponents of the social contract are in no better case.

[From Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham by Laski, Harold Joseph]

The proponents of the petition made out a strong case.

[From The Bounty of the Chesapeake: Fishing in Colonial Virginia by Wharton, James]

Meetings were indeed arranged, at which the proponents of the reform would be present, but the committeemen would fail to attend.

[From Story of the Session of the California Legislature of 1909 by Hichborn, Franklin]

Livingston was also a proponent of political and religious freedom.

[From Signers of the Declaration Historic Places Commemorating the Signing of the Declaration of Independence by Ferris, Robert G.]

It is to wither and destroy these safeguards of national security that the proponents of the parcels post intend.

[From Selected Articles on the Parcels Post Debaters' Handbook Series by Phelps, Edith M.]

In all debates the proponent has the right of opening and closing.

[From The Man in Court by Wells, Frederic DeWitt]

He also is a proponent of the idea that hypnosis is an abnormal manifestation of a normal process, an opinion he shares with many.

[From A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Powers, Melvin]

Fortunately, the material is non-copyright; unfortunately, I cannot attribute most of these comments or inventions to their original proponents.

[From Psychological Warfare by Linebarger, Paul Myron Anthony]

Despite the enthusiasm of many proponents of the canal, the difficulties were many and work was not to begin on it for sixteen years.

[From Outpost in the Wilderness: Fort Wayne, 1706-1828 by Poinsatte, Charles]

Benjamin Franklin is no doubt the most famous early proponent of swimming in the colonies.

[From Women's Bathing and Swimming Costume in the United States by Kidwell, Claudia Brush]

A change was noticeable also in the demeanor of proponent and his counsel.

[From That Mainwaring Affair by Barbour, A. Maynard (Anna Maynard)]

Proponents of software copyright had their counter-arguments: without copyright, works might otherwise slip into the public domain.

[From Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software by Williams, Sam]

"Well, I've never been a proponent of genocide."

[From Masters of Space by Smith, E. E. (Edward Elmer)]

Very different was the spirit among the proponents of the Federal Amendment in the House.

[From The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI by Harper, Ida Husted]

To allay these attacks, several proponents of colonial expansion attempted to justify the policy of the crown and the London Company.

[From Mother Earth: Land Grants in Virginia, 1607-1699 by Robinson, Walter Stitt]

There were the proponents of various charitable schemes, with varying degrees of sincerity and intelligence, who wanted her to sign the cheques.

[From Thirty by Amick, Robert Wesley]

One thing, Matsuo Noda was no proponent of half measures.

[From The Samurai Strategy by Hoover, Thomas]

In the debate which followed, the proponents of the high-flying theory won out, and the F-86's were told to go up to 40,000 feet.

[From The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Ruppelt, Edward J.]

However, proponents of the NIT often include the second group when they claim good results.

[From Definition & Reality in the General Theory of Political Economy by Cool, Thomas]

Bulgaria is not a warm proponent of ideological coexistence but is strongly in favor of arms reductions and limitations on future weapons.

[From Area Handbook for Bulgaria by Walpole, Neda A.]

Proponents of the Ancien RĂ©gime.

[From College Teaching Studies in Methods of Teaching in the College by Klapper, Paul]

Proponents of air power and strategic bombing were the most vocal; they felt that the B-52 had been the most decisive instrument of defense.

[From The Battle for Khe Sanh by Shore, Moyers S.]